special feature is brought to you by the Great Lakes Maritime
Institute from the archives of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in
feature includes official shipyard photographs detailing the building
of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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.