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Remembering the 29 men who perished when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Nov. 10, 1975

Andrew Norton

On this day in 1975 the Great Lakes freighter, Edmund Fitzgerald, sank with all 29 men on board. Below is a list of those brave men who lost their lives that night:

  • Captain Ernest M. McSorley
  • Michael E. Armagost
  • Fred J. Beetcher
  • Thomas D. Bentsen
  • Edward F. Bindon
  • Thomas D. Borgeson
  • Oliver J. Champeau
  • Nolan S. Church
  • Ransom E. Cundy
  • Thomas E. Edwards
  • Russell G. Haskell
  • George J. Holl
  • Bruce L. Hudson
  • Allen G. Kalmon
  • Gorden Maclellan
  • Joseph Mazes
  • John H. McCarthy
  • Eugene O'Brien
  • Karl A. Peckol
  • John J. Poviach
  • James A. Pratt
  • Robert C. Rafferty
  • Paul M. Rippa
  • John D. Simmons
  • William J. Spengler
  • Mark A. Thomas
  • Ralph G. Walton
  • David E. Weiss
  • Blaine H. Wilhelm's extensive Edmund Fitzgerald information. Includes audio of the captain of the Arthur M. Anderson reporting on the (at the time) suspected loss of the Fitzgerald to the Coast Guard.

Previously on All Things Michigan:

Perfect Storm Caused Fitzgerald to Sink