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Old 06-22-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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I just noticed that The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1956. When I was born, in 1957, my Dad was working on a Great Lakes ship. Nice seeing all those pictures with the song. Thanks for posting this Jesse Joe.

oops, built in 1958, not 1956

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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oh, I suppose the ship building began in '56 but it's now 50 years since it's completion and the launch ...the recent, June 2008 celebrations had quite a few alumni present

http://www.ssedmundfitzgerald.com/
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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My Dad couldn't have worked on the Fitz then since it wasn't launched yet. Those ships are so huge, they give you a sense of awe when you get up close. I once went on a haunted tour on the S.S. William A Irvin. They have those haunted tours around halloween time every year in Duluth, MN. Had to stand in line for quite a while, but it was worth it. The actors are really good.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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SCIHD (Channel 284 on DirectTV) had a great show on Great Lakes Shipwrecks back in March that I recorded. Of course, the Fitz was on there. Although I live in CALIF. now, I used to live near Chicago, and even then, I wasn't aware of how big, and how dangerous, the Great Lakes are. I'm sure they'll rerun it; it's something to watch for!

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Old 06-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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I just noticed that The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1956. When I was born, in 1957, my Dad was working on a Great Lakes ship. Nice seeing all those pictures with the song. Thanks for posting this Jesse Joe.
Glad you enjoyed it Patti.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:30 PM   #7
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I just noticed that The Edmund Fitzgerald was built in 1956. When I was born, in 1957, my Dad was working on a Great Lakes ship. Nice seeing all those pictures with the song. Thanks for posting this Jesse Joe.

Hi Patti,
Actually the bronze plack has 1958,...It sure looks like 56 on my video,...But after reviewing my actual photo of this,...It shows 1958.

I'll upload this photo to my flickr photo acct.

to view my acct, Please go to www.flickr.com/soo_emdf7

Ken aka: Kenny S.

PS; Seems like we've got a pretty good group here!
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PS; Seems like we've got a pretty good group here!
We're OK, LOL. Welcome aboard !

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Hi Ken, Thanks! And Welcome!
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Thanks Bill, Patti!
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Welcome to Corfid Kenny S, I had not notice you were a newcomer. Hope to hear many Lightfoot stories from you...
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:33 PM   #13
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Welcome Kenny!
Lots of interesting folks here and lots of great stories about Gord..have you got any??
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #14
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Two pics from Corfidian Patti !
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:09 PM   #15
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This is to show Patti two different ways of posting pics !






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Old 10-19-2008, 12:17 PM   #16
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Thanks, Ohmeter!
The first picture is of me and my son Levi standing by a Great Lakes ship boat propeller and the next picture is of a sunset on Chequamegon Bay, Lake Superior. The two pictures were taken a few months ago within a few minutes of each other.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:22 PM   #17
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Great pics Patti, you look exactly as I pictured you. Your son is Ok too btw !

You look a bit like the girl in this video, an angel face !



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Old 10-19-2008, 12:25 PM   #18
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Oh and the propeller is awesome...
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:42 PM   #19
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What does that sign say in front of the lake... Mutt Mitt ?? And if so what does it mean ?
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #20
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It says "This is a beautiful sunset".
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and a beautiful couple, nice to meet you...thx for sharing
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