29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald / Edition 1

29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald / Edition 1

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by Andrew Kantar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0870134469

ISBN-13: 9780870134463

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

On November 10, 1975, SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a giant freighter, sank with its entire crew of 29 aboard, in one of the most violent storms ever witnessed on Lake Superior. In 29 Missing, Kantar tells the "Fitz's" story from the christening in 1958 as the largest ship on the Great Lakes to the expedition in 1995 to recover the ship's bell in what

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On November 10, 1975, SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a giant freighter, sank with its entire crew of 29 aboard, in one of the most violent storms ever witnessed on Lake Superior. In 29 Missing, Kantar tells the "Fitz's" story from the christening in 1958 as the largest ship on the Great Lakes to the expedition in 1995 to recover the ship's bell in what proved to be a moving memorial to the lost crew. Using information from government investigative reports, the book provides a dramatic hour-by-hour account of what transpired during that terrible voyage, including dialogue from actual radio transmissions between the Fitzgerald and the Arthur Anderson, the freighter that followed behind the Fitz. 
     In his passionate retelling of the story, designed primarily for young adults, Kantar provides the facts leading up to the disappearance, detailing the subsequent expeditions to the wreck site as well as the leading theories about the sinking that have been debated by maritime experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870134463
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
50
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements,
Preface,
Chapter 1: "Graveyard of the Great Lakes",
Chapter 2: The Fitz,
Chapter 3: The Final Journey,
Chapter 4: The Storm Worsens,
Chapter 5: "I've Never Seen Anything Like It In My Life",
Chapter 6: Vanished!,
Chapter 7: The Search Begins,
Chapter 8: Why Did the Fitzgerald Sink?,
Chapter 9: The Fitz Revisited: Exploring the Wreckage,
Epilogue,
Explorations Down to the Wreck Site of the Edmund Fitzgerald,
The Crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald,
Bibliography,

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29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I got this book for my kids to read and ended up reading and really enjoying it myself. The author made me feel the desperation and anguish of the horrible November night when the Fitzgerald went down. After reading it, I have much better insight to the many factors involved in the sinking. In fact, the various theories about why it sank are possibly the best part. I would highly recommend 29 Missing to anyone of any age because you don't have to be a nautical expert to enjoy it!