This special feature is brought to you by the Great Lakes Maritime Institute from the archives of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit.

This feature includes official shipyard photographs detailing the building of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The Fitzgerald was built by Great Lakes Engineering works as Hull 301 at its yard in River Rouge, Michigan on the Detroit River. The vessel was launched on June 7, 1958. On November 10, 1975 the Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior with all hands.


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