Sunday, 11 November 2007

'till it rang twenty-nine times

Thirty-two years ago yesterday, the Edmund Fitzgerald went down.

Gordon Lightfoot said it best:

There are tragedies that resonate in each person's lives - despite being only four when she went down and having no direct memory or association with the event, it seems like I've always known about this. I wonder if all kids who grew up in Michigan in that time period do?


Sarah Louise said...

It took me a while to figure out this song was about a real event, and does one ever say a song about a tragedy is a favorite, but I do like this song. It's spooky, whereas so much of GL's work is sappy (not saying I don't like sappy!)

call me a sap,


velcro said...

my ex (from michigan) told me about this tanker sinking. His family had a house on one of the islands on River St Clair (please don't ask me which, I can't remember)