Edmund Fitzgerald


Superior Never Gives Up Her Dead

On November 10, 1975, the massive ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald succumbed to a stormy Lake Superior, leaving no survivors. Memorialized in song and legend, the Fitzgerald's tragic, final voyage is a compelling story. As Canadian author Elle Andrea-Warner tells of the most famous Great Lakes shipwreck, she masterfully weaves in the lore and history of the men who sail these unsalted seas. 

Born in a castle while in a post-war Estonian displaced persons camp in Europe, Elle Andrea-Warner lived for a time in England, then came to Canada with her parents in the 1950s, settling on the Lake Superior shoreline in Port Arthur, Ontario (now part of the city of Thunder Bay). The sounds and sights of lake freighters - like the Edmund Fitzgerald - were an everyday part of her Canadian childhood.