A storm chronology of the Lake Superior gale storm on November 10, 1975, that sank the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a massive iron ore carrier.
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald left the Port of Duluth-Superior on November 9th, with a planned destiniaton to Zug Island, near Detroit, Michigan. The ship sank seven miles from the entrance to Whitefish Bay, Michigan. All 29 crew members perished.
The severe winter storm on November 10-11, 1975, had 71 mph winds that created 12 to 15 ft waves on Lake Superior.