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This was written for the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.This is for them.

The Legend of Twenty-Nine Men
by Mike Larkins

It started in 1975,
When the Edmund Fitzgerald took a dive.

She is not a submarine, but an ore carrier you see,
To most the way she went down is still a mystery.

Twenty-nine men, her captain and crew,
all knew their jobs, and what they had to do.

All had sailed the big lake before,
They knew of the dangers that might be in store.

The weather on Superior can change in a flash,
Be calm one second, then a real mish-mash.

It can also be like a woman scorned,
When done it can leave things tattered and torn.

The storm that arose was like none could remember,
That was the fateful storm that day in November.

Twenty-nine men now rest in Superior's cold waters,
Leaving behind mothers, fathers, wives, sons, and daughters.

Some families have moved on, others still grieve,
Some want to forget that terrible eve.

Twenty-nine names that mark empty graves,
Known to their families, and Superiors cold waves.

Twenty-nine men that are part of a mystery,
Twenty-nine men linked to Michigan's history.

The Edmund Fitzgerald is part of legendary lore,
Just like the Titanic, and others since and before.

"The legend lives on..." Gordon Lightfoot wrote in his song,
May the legend live on, live proud , and live long.

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