We learned about the Edmund Fitzgerald (Big Fitz for short) in ELA. The story of the Big Fitz is a lot like the story of the Titanic. Both of these ships were huge and both of these ships sunk.
The Big Fitz was actually named after a man named Edmund Fitzgerald. This ship was a cargo ship and it carried iron ore pellets from the United States to Canada on Lake Superior. It also carried 29 crew men that worked on and painted the ship.
On November 9, 1975 the Fitz made its last voyage. A storm hit and the Big Fitz was communicating with another ship caught in the storm. Suddenly, the Big Fitz vanished from their radar screen. No one knows exactly how the Big Fitz sunk. We may never know how this ship sunk. It still lies at the bottom of Lake Superior.
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