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The Edmund Fitzgerald in May 1975. Duluth News-Tribune

Interest over Edmund Fitzgerald wreck remains high

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DULUTH, Minn. - Maybe it's because no one knows for sure exactly what happened. Maybe it's because so many lives were lost in an instant. Or maybe it's because of the song.

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It was 35 years ago tonight when the Great Lakes freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. A generation has passed. Memories fade. But interest in the "Fitz" is still keen.

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