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SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there.
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  • History 

  • Wreck discovery and surveys 

  • Hypotheses on the cause of sinking 

  • Possible contributing factors 

  • Legal settlement 

  • Subsequent changes to Great Lakes shipping practice 

  • Memorials