Gales of November: Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Immortalized in song by Canadian balladeer Gordon Lightfoot and still argued over by Great Lakes experts, the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew has attracted more widespread attention than any of the other thousands of shipwrecks recorded on the Great Lakes.

The 729-foot ore freighter and its entire crew mysteriously and suddenly disappeared during a violent November storm on Lake Superior in 1975. In Gales of November, author Robert J. Hemming takes you dramatically ...

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Overview

Immortalized in song by Canadian balladeer Gordon Lightfoot and still argued over by Great Lakes experts, the fate of the Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew has attracted more widespread attention than any of the other thousands of shipwrecks recorded on the Great Lakes.

The 729-foot ore freighter and its entire crew mysteriously and suddenly disappeared during a violent November storm on Lake Superior in 1975. In Gales of November, author Robert J. Hemming takes you dramatically through a total "you are there" experience. You share the increasing foreboding of the crew members and ache to warn Captain McSorley—whose last recorded words on the ship's radios are "Going along like an old shoe. No problems at all."

For anyone fascinated by the lore of sea and ships. Gales of November will be a haunting and marvelous book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882376339
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press MI
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2009

    Very, VERY good book!

    I was on vacation at Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and while in a gift shop, spotted this book. It looked like something good to read during the eight hour drive home, so I bought it. I had it finished before we got 3 days later! It is the most captivating story I have ever read! It's great how it kind of summarizes the story in the beginning, and then goes to explain every thing at length in the middle, and doesn't just stop when the ship sinks, but goes on to tell you how the investigation went, and how the aftermath of the tragedy was. Overall, I applaud Hemmings for is outstanding work as an author and for the extensive research, and not to mention the accuracy of it all.
    It is clear that Hemmings did a lot of back-breaking research to compile this book, and I, for one, take my hat off to him for that.

    Good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2006

    Don Fitz

    I've read every book on the Fitz that has come out as well as many other Great Lakes Shipwreck books. This is the one that holds your attention. I loaned it to my daughters college professor and he had to buy me a new copy because he wore it out. It may be conjecture as to what actually happened that dark stormy night, but it certainly is difficult to put it down once you start reading. It is the best I've read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2002

    Truth and speculation

    Hemming does a good job of speculating what the last few hours on Fitzgerald were like...but speculation is what it is. The book is a must read for anyone interested in Fitzgerald and Great Lakes shipwrecks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2000

    Sensational Account of Fitzgerald Foundering

    I feel that Hemming overstepped the bounds of tasteful writing in attempting to describe what crewmembers went through during their final moments. Having said that, I feel he did give a human side to the story in speaking with the crew's family members and learning more about these men - they become human, rather than being counted as '29 men lost with the ship'. However, much of the descriptions of what occurs on board the ship is simply conjecture, and this point should be in the minds of the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2000

    This book is Outstanding

    I am doing a research paper for school on the Edmund Fitzgerald, I read this book and Got alot of useful information about it infact my research paper is based upon this book, I would recomend this book if you want to know more about the Edmund Fitzgerald, because it has alot of imformation and it is not boring like most informational books, my e-mail adress is shown if you would like to e-mail me and tell me what you thought because I would really like to hear what you thought, thanks!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    It was okay

    I was hoping for a much better more discriptive story. Maybe it was the fact I am only 13. It was a big dissapointment i think. I was hoping for something like The Perfect Storm.

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