Photo: The last Days Of The SS Edmund Fitzgerald - St. Mary's River, 1975

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Seller: ambassadoroflight (11,691) 100%, Location: Miami Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382508139044 -The EDMUND FITZGERALD- A fine stern view in this High Resolution Print of the FITZ on the St Mary's River loaded with ore and motoring at idle speed just a few months before her loss in 1975. Owned and operated by the Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI., and named after its President, the FITZGERALD was built in 1958 at River Rouge, Michigan, by the Great Lakes Engineering Works and mostly ran iron ore on the Lakes to Detroit for the Engine Works of the Auto Industry there. On November 10, 1975 at approximately 7:10 pm, about 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, the FITZGERALD foundered during a severe gale that pounded her with 70 knot winds, and 25 foot waves. Earlier on her captain reported several times how tons of water washed over her deck and challenged her buoyancy. Finally her sinking was so quick that no radio message was given though she had been in frequent visual and radio contact with the steamer ARTHUR M. ANDERSON. The FITZGERALD disappeared from sight in a furious snow squall and then from radar. All 29 officers and crew, including a Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadet, went down with the ship, which lies broken in two sections in 530 feet of water. Known as the "Queen of the Great Lakes" -- and thought to be indestructible, the story of the EDMUND FITZGERALD inspired Canadian songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to write "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," a haunting ballad that launched a legend. Three decades later, the saga remains so intriguing that the shipwreck has become known as "the Titanic of the Great Lakes", and is just one -- although the most famous -- of some 6,000 known Great Lakes shipwrecks that together have claimed 30,000 lives. This new Black & White Print of the original archive is on Heavy Premium Glossy Photo Paper in an 11" x 8.5" format, (exact dimensions may vary) in flawless condition. Please visit our store and look in the Shipwrecks Category to see a unique assortment of World Class Shipwreck Posters and Prints. Most of our Posters & Prints are available in 5 different sizes although exact dimensions may vary on certain views due to occasional non-standard aspect ratios: 7” x 5”: $4.99 ******* 8.5" x 11": $8.00--$11.00 ******* 13" x 19": $17.50 ******* 18" x 24": $21.50 ******* 24" x 36": $24.50--$29.50. Please contact us via eBay e-mail to set up any of our prints in any of the above size formats for you in BUY IT NOW. ************* ABOUT OUR PRINTS: All our views are printed to order by one of the most advanced Photo Art Printers in the industry that uses ultra chrome archival ink rated to maintain its original color characteristics for 125 years and beyond. The detail and definition of the shipped product is usually excellent and much sharper than the low resolution image used here except in the rare exception that it be the clearest known view worldwide in which case it would be sold on the merits of its rarity alone and clearly stated as such. Our printing process results in an exceptionally vivid, colorful and detailed view suitable for museum or gallery display. All our 8” x 11” prints are shipped flat with a rigid cardboard stabilizer for durable impact and bend protection while our posters are shipped rolled in a rigid cylindrical tube that’s placed inside a 2nd shipping tube for double impact protection. To date neither has ever failed our eBay shipping delivery system. We combine shipping on multiple purchases so you only pay one reduced shipping charge regardless of how many items you purchase. Our standard accepted form of payment is Paypal or Credit Card however you may contact us if you wish to arrange an alternative payment method. ************* Please click here to visit White Star Line Archives & Images.

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