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SS Edmund Fitzgerald

2,701 TheBritishAviator  3 days ago

SS Edmund Fitzgerald was a Great Lakes Freighter that sunk in a storm on November 10th 1975. She took 29 men down with her. Ed Fitz is the largest ship to sink on the Great Lakes. The song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot popularised the sinking. Enjoy.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 41.7ft (12.7m)
  • Length 435.2ft (132.7m)
  • Height 74.0ft (22.6m)
  • Empty Weight 869,983lbs (394,618kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,023,901lbs (464,434kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.01
  • Wing Loading 97.8lbs/ft2 (477.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 10,473.6ft2 (973.0m2)
  • Drag Points 220591

Parts

  • Number of Parts 800
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    8,987 Thorne

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down

    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead

    When the skies of November turn gloomy

    With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more

    Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty

    That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed

    When the gales of November came early

    The ship was the pride of the American side

    Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin

    As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most

    With a crew and good captain well seasoned

    Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms

    When they left fully loaded for Cleveland

    And later that night when the ship's bell rang

    Could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

    The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound

    And a wave broke over the railing

    And every man knew, as the captain did too

    T'was the witch of November come stealin'

    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait

    When the gales of November came slashin'

    When afternoon came it was freezin' rain

    In the face of a hurricane west wind

    When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin'

    "Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya"

    At seven PM, a main hatchway caved in, he said

    "Fellas, it's been good to know ya"

    The captain wired in he had water comin' in

    And the good ship and crew was in peril

    And later that night when his lights went outta sight

    Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Does any one know where the love of God goes

    When the waves turn the minutes to hours?

    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay

    If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her

    They might have split up or they might have capsized

    They may have broke deep and took water

    And all that remains is the faces and the names

    Of the wives and the sons and the daughters

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings

    In the rooms of her ice-water mansion

    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams

    The islands and bays are for sportsmen

    And farther below Lake Ontario

    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her

    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know

    With the gales of November remembered

    In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed

    In the maritime sailors' cathedral

    The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times

    For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down

    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee

    Superior, they said, never gives up her dead

    When the gales of November come early!!

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    27.8k tsampoy

    Kni002 should hire you as a dev tbh

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    I live near where the Fitzgerald departed

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    May her crew rest in peace and undisturbed forevermore. :(
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    Congrats on building this beautiful ship.

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    1,710 Jaspy109

    And a single build gets more upvotes than my whole account in two days...

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    27.8k tsampoy

    Awesome!

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    96.6k ACEPILOT109

    I’m so sad
    @russianspy

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    13.1k russianspy

    lmfao @ACEPILOT109

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    96.6k ACEPILOT109

    I’m having a mid life crisis at 15 now @russianspy

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    13.1k russianspy

    ”With a load of Iron’ ore 26,000 Tons more than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty.” @ACEPILOT109

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    96.6k ACEPILOT109

    @russianspy
    how did what, my life is a lie!

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    13.1k russianspy

    Nope, an ore freighter she was. @ACEPILOT109

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    96.6k ACEPILOT109

    wait I always thought this was a T2? For like 6 years ive thought the Edmund Fitzgerald was a T2 tanker...

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    New players deserve spotlights. :-)

    2 days ago
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    Like it. Here is Walrus Jr’s ship from nearly 6 years ago.

    https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/4Is8PC/Great-Lakes-Freighter

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    5,118 Grandma

    nice

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    393 hRmm

    @TheBritishAviator why

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    8,987 Thorne

    Just a copy paste, didn’t really take long @ACE1089

    3 days ago
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    15 ACE1089

    @Thorne bro how much time did you spent for the text :/

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    13.1k russianspy

    I was waiting for one of these to be made, it’s a neat piece of our history in Michigan!

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    @hRmm foolish

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    393 hRmm

    @TheBritishAviator I got kicked from DSS III discord

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    Insert Edmund Fitzgerald song here

    3 days ago
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    Thats a big boy

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    23.0k TriStar101

    Paneling’s a bit messy, but the windows are a nice addition... great job!

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