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 Gordon Frederick MacLellan

Gordon Frederick MacLellan

Birth
Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Death 10 Nov 1975 (aged 30)
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
Burial Paradise, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA
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Memorial ID 21160 · View Source
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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


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon Frederick MacLellan (2 Aug 1945–10 Nov 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21160, citing Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Paradise, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .