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tina fitzgerald (#47652988)
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i was a small girl whose grandfather and other family were connected to these ships my grandpa was in bethlehem steel and so were other family members in the shipping industry one way or another,these were some of the better memories of my young life,grandpa taking me to see those massive ships ,i remember him pointing out the different ships as they came and went,he took me aboard a few of them,he had many friends and also stayed at times with my uncle tommy,he refered to me as his little detroit,oh how i wanted to stay with him but circumstances changed all of that,,i remember my grandpa coming over to the house one night,he had tears in his eyes,,apparently a ship had gone down and all but one person had survived,later to find that he was refering to the Morrell,i never saw him cry before,he died later that year,years later my uncle tommy called the house and i picked up the phone one night,he kept crying and said that they are all gone,all my friends are dead,..i couoldnt understand what had happened,aunt joy came onto the phone and told me that the Fitz was gone..all were assumed dead,,i just felt my heart sink as i sat down,i was numb all i could do was cry,,each and every year on the 10th of november i still think of all who perished on that night ,a mighty ship and crew slipped below the waters to be remembered in our hearts,our thoughts,our memories,,it is said that our loved ones live on if we dont forget them,,rest in peace and may god be with you always
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S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald 36 Year AnniversaryNovember 10, 2011RIVER ROUGE A memorial service is planned for Thursday November 10, 2011 to remember the 29 men who died when the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975.The ceremony is set for 6 to 8 p.m. and the heated tent open at 4:30 p.m. for viewing Edmund Fitzgerald artifacts, near the Mariners Memorial Lighthouse at Belanger Park, off Belanger Park Drive and Marion.The event is held in River Rouge because that's the city where the vessel was built in 1957 and '58.Several speakers will give their memories of the ship, including people who helped construct it and relatives of some of the deceased crewmen.Artifacts, photographs and videos also will be on display and you can talk to the Fitz Ship Builders, past Crew Members and Fitz Family Members.At 7:10 p.m. the time the ship sank a wreath will be tossed into the Detroit River. A bell will be rung 29 times in memory of each person who died.A plaque presentation and lantern lighting is planned. Food and Refreshments will be provided free of charge.Event organizer Roscoe Clark has a Web site devoted to the vessel, which contains several video clips and photos of the ship, at www.ssedmundfitzgerald.com.Earlier in the day, an Edmund Fitzgerald open house will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the River Rouge Historical Museum, 10750 W. Jefferson Ave.This year, the service will be web cast free of charge for those viewers all across the US and Canada. Go to the official web site www.ssedmundfitzgerald.com.For more information and location call Roscoe Clark at (810) 519-2148.This is a special program held each year and is free of charge
Added by GIRLIE430/THUNDERBOLT on Nov 11, 2011 11:16 PM
 

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