Just when you think you've heard everything..

  1. As most of you know, I am a history buff. One of my passions is the Edmund Fitzgerald and her subsequent sinking on Nov. 10, 1975. I was five at the time. When I was a kid I used to see her dock at Ottawa Park. Anyhoo.. I just joined a message board about the Fitzgerald, and some crackpot posted that the wreck never happened, the CIA hid the ship and the crew off the coast of FIJI!! He said the reason was to increase boat safety awareness. WHAT A CROCK!! Just what does he think rests on the bottom of Lake Superior hmm??? A lot of the families check that board, and to post something so disrespectful to them just rubs me raw!! :angryfire Can you believe the nerve??
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  3. by   boggle
    What a wacko thing to post on their message board. or anywhere for that matter. Sounds like a headline from one of those magazines at the supermarket checkout......Best dealt with by ignoring!

    Warrior Woman, have you ever been to the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point in MI's upper peninsula? We visited there few years ago and learned so much about Great Lakes shipping and the Edmund Fitzgerald. It is a beautiful site also, with lighthouse on the rocky shore of Lake Superior.
    Be warned if you go: In the museum, they play Gordon Lightfoot's "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" over and over and over and over...
  4. by   Katnip
    Now, come on. We all know it's true and Elvis is shacking up aboard with Princess Diana.
  5. by   warrior woman
    One day I plan on going to the shipwreck museum at Whitefish Point. Looks so neat!! One thing I don't agree with though, was that when they brought the bell up from the Fitz, they restored it thereby to me diminishing its realism. To me, people should get to see how the bell looked after it was pulled from the icy depths of Lake Superior,not the neat polished version. Oh well, small price to pay for history I suppose. BTW. Elvis is alive and well and living in New Mexico!!
  6. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    They are good as far as entertainment and very good reading material. Not to mention the awesome crossword puzzles. The sad part is, my dad believes every last word of them. :chuckle
  7. by   longtermcarern
    Quote from warrior woman
    As most of you know, I am a history buff. One of my passions is the Edmund Fitzgerald and her subsequent sinking on Nov. 10, 1975. I was five at the time. When I was a kid I used to see her dock at Ottawa Park. Anyhoo.. I just joined a message board about the Fitzgerald, and some crackpot posted that the wreck never happened, the CIA hid the ship and the crew off the coast of FIJI!! He said the reason was to increase boat safety awareness. WHAT A CROCK!! Just what does he think rests on the bottom of Lake Superior hmm??? A lot of the families check that board, and to post something so disrespectful to them just rubs me raw!! :angryfire Can you believe the nerve??
    I still remember the announcement coming over the news that the ship had gone down. I started crying and my children thought I had lost it. I have taken them all to the valley camp museum in Sault St. Marie where the lifeboats that were recovered from the Edmund Fitzgerald are. This last summer we took our grandchildren there. It really it's home when you stand next to the torn, twisted metal that is left of those life boats and realize that not one life was saved with them. Still makes me cry when I think about it, never knew why I get so emotional over it, I didn't know anyone who worked on it. I guess just because it is just one of the great tragedies my state has.
  8. by   warrior woman
    Quote from longtermcarern
    I still remember the announcement coming over the news that the ship had gone down. I started crying and my children thought I had lost it. I have taken them all to the valley camp museum in Sault St. Marie where the lifeboats that were recovered from the Edmund Fitzgerald are. This last summer we took our grandchildren there. It really it's home when you stand next to the torn, twisted metal that is left of those life boats and realize that not one life was saved with them. Still makes me cry when I think about it, never knew why I get so emotional over it, I didn't know anyone who worked on it. I guess just because it is just one of the great tragedies my state has.
    I know what you mean. The fact that those men died while trying to make a living makes it all the more tragic in my eyes. Can you imagine being on that ship knowing how bad things were?? Just waiting, waiting........ My mind wouldn't be able to handle it that's for sure.
  9. by   gwenith
    For those who like this sort of thing - just been down and checked out the maritime museum at Ballina

    http://www.bigvolcano.com.au/custom/...me/ballina.htm

    There is almost wall to wall minitures of battleships. sailing cutters, you name it - very well done mostly amatuer but outstanding.

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