Saturday, March 27, 2010

Edmund Fitzgerald Crew Battened Hatches After All

Gordon Lightfoot confirmed yesterday that he would change the lyrics to "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". His song about the sinking of a freighter in 1975 on Lake Superior originally had a line ("at 7 p.m. the main hatchway gave in") suggesting the crew were at fault for not securing hatches.

However, Mike and Warren Fletcher from the television show Dive Detectives were able to uncover evidence that exonerates the crew. Their show airs on History Television Canada. Unfortunately, it isn't available in the U.S.

I love this news because it illustrates once more the power of television.

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