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Gordon F. MacLellan
Birth: Aug. 2, 1945
Clearwater
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1975
Whitefish Point
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA

Held fhe position of Wiper on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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Gordon F. MacLellan was the youngest of 6 children. He was single and had just built an A-frame home in Presque Isle, Michigan. He had spent less than a month in his new home before taking that last voyage on the Fitzgerald. His father, Donald MacLellan, was a Master Captain on the Great Lakes who had traveled the route taken by the Edmund Fitzgerald several times. Though his father was a captain, Gordon was the only child that took to sailing on the ships. Gordon MacLellan was on the Edmund Fitzgerald for 5 years and worked as a wiper. He was short and stocky, and always had a smile on his face. He also loved hot dogs. He had gone to school to become a pastry chef, so he could make some desserts, too. Gordon's parents lived in Clearwater, Florida at the time of the wreck and he was building his home in Presque Isle, so he would travel back and forth between traveling on the Fitzgerald.
 (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 

Cause of death: Shipwreck
 
Burial:
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Paradise
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Cenotaph
 
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Record added: Apr 08, 2001
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Gordon F. MacLellan
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- Darlene Brindley
 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
In loving memory on this sad anniversary.
- Terri
 Added: Nov. 10, 2016
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