“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the
inside of a man.”
–Sir Winston Churchill
The Detroit Mariners' Church used to hold an annual remembrance service for the Edmund Fitzgerald... and that's "the musty old hall" referenced in the tune. Sadly, I read it's been discontinued since I left Detroit.
Thank you for remembering the Big Fitz. One of my distant cousins went down with her. I always remember Walter Cronkite announcing her loss. Even he seemed stunned at the thought she could just disappear like that.
Can't forget. My husband grew up in Grand Marais, MI, the last Coast Guard post to receive a message from the Fitzgerald. I have several pictures and models of the ship in this house, and the song is etched in our brains. Just another reminder that Nature is beautiful, but not always gentle, and certainly not to be messed with.
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