Thursday, June 6, 2013

SS Edmund Fitzgerald Great Lakes Freighter Paper Model - by RocketManTan

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The Real Thing
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 8, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. Nicknamed the "Mighty Fitz", "Fitz", or "Big Fitz", the ship suffered a series of mishaps during her launch: it took three attempts to break the champagne bottle used to christen her, and she collided with a pier when she entered the water. - Wikipedia - This very nice model was created by designer RocketManTan.

O SS Edmund Fitzgerald foi um dos grandes navios cargueiro de água-doce norte-americanos e afundou em uma tempestade do Lago Superior em 10 de novembro de 1975, com a perda de toda a tripulação de 29 homens. Quando lançado em 8 de junho de 1958, ela era o maior navio da América do Norte em Grandes Lagos, e continua sendo o maior afundado lá. Apelidado de "Mighty Fitz", "Fitz", ou "Big Fitz", o navio sofreu uma série de acidentes durante o lançamento: foram necessárias três tentativas para quebrar a tradicional garrafa de champanhe usada para batizar, e ele se chocou com um píer, quando entrou na água. - Wikipedia - Este belo modelo foi criado pelo designer RocketManTan.


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  1. In Michigan everyone knows about the Edmund Fitzgerald. I was born in Michigan and I spent a lot of time on the Great Lakes.
    I now live near Cleveland where the Edmund Fitzgerald would deliver her cargo and I live close to where she was built in Lorain Ohio. I was raised near Detroit and I used to drive by Mariners cathedral in downtown Detroit all the time.
    Once a year they hold a service for all the seamen who have gone down with their ships. If anyone has "died at sea" they ring a ships bell each time for every person in that year. It reminds us of our maritime history even though we live in the middle of a great continent.

    Thank you for sharing this model with us all.
    Dave on the Great lakes.

    1. Hello, Dave,

      Many thanks for your nice comment and for the visit! I really apreciate this!

      Greetings from Brazil! :)


    2. The "Fitz" was built in Detroit, not Lorain. I have home movies of her being built.

    3. Capt. Darrell WaltonFebruary 8, 2016 at 10:47 AM

      My Dad was Chief Engineer on her many times in his career, & my Uncle Ralph G. Walton went down on her along with the rest of his shipmates, on Nov. 10, 1975.

    4. Hello, Capt. Darrell,

      Thanks for share some family history and thanks also for the visit!

      Greetings from Brazil!