Edmund Fitzgerald
is one of the things they don't want you to know about.

A pretty big lake freighter that decided to sink in a storm. YES IT DECIDED THAT

The Edmund Fitzgerald was a rather large lake freighter that sank on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. None of the 29 men on board survived.

If it weren't broken in half, you could actually stand it on it's end in the spot where it's underwater and have the other end sticking out by a pretty good deal.

What sank The Fitz?Edit

Some people theorize that the ship was never in any danger at all during the storm; instead theorizing that bears overran the ship and sent it to the bottom.

When the Edmund Fitzgerald and the Arthur M. Anderson decided to change their course to the north to seek shelter from the Canadian shoreline, the Fitzgerald entered dangerously shallow water.  The area known as Six Fathom Shoals has depths shallow enough that would make sailing a fully loaded Fitzgerald a dangerous undertaking in normal seas.  It is very likely that the Fitzgerald was fractured by bottoming out while sailing in the area around the shoals.  This would explain Captain McSorley's report that he was taking on water not long before the sinking.  The hurricane like seas could have easily covered the bow of the ship and forced it to the bottom because the water onboard would travel to the bow of the ship in that circumstance and make the bow disproportionately heavy.  When the bow touched bottom, the force of waves upon the stern could have broken the ship where it had been fractured, causing it to break in half.

However, The Fitz was by no means unsinkable. Some people also think that it was an inside job, one of those things they don't want you to know about.

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