SS Edmund Fitzgerald

SS Edmund Fitzgerald (HMOU6)

Location: Detroit, MI 48207 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 20.101', W 82° 59.132'

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1958 - 1975

The flagship of the Oglesbay-Norton fleet sailed for 6857 days on the Great Lakes carrying iron ore to feed the steel mills of Michigan and Ohio. She was built at the Great Lakes Engineering Works at River Rouge, Michigan- Nine miles west of here. When the keel of the Fitzgerald hit the water, she became the largest freighter to traverse the inland seas, 729 feet long and 75 feet wide.
On January 7,1974, while at anchor in the Detroit River, one mile west of Belle Isle, the Fitzgerald lost her bow anchor. This 12,290 pound artifact lay undisturbed until July 20,1992 when it was recovered. In tribute to the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, and the men, who built her, the anchor comes to represent the maritime heritage of the State of Michigan.
John P. Folacsek
Curator of Marine History
This project could not have been accomplished without the support of the following:Great Lakes Maritime Institute · Gaelic Tugboat Company · Blue Water Exploration, LTD · Detroit Harbormaster Dive Team · Bruno's Dive Shop · Tom & Jerry's Scuba Shop · John Quasarano Family · Harry J Harris Funeral Home, Inc · WDIV-Channel 4 Detroit · Faust Corporation · William A Moss · Butcher Packer Supply, Inc · US Scuba Center · Advanced Aquatics Diving, Inc · Phil's Quality Meats · Mao Graphics, Inc · Kauear Granite Company · G.E.M.I Research Team
HM NumberHMOU6
Placed ByDetroit Maritime Historical Museum
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 336425 N 4688883
Decimal Degrees42.33501667, -82.98553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 20.101', W 82° 59.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 20' 6.06" N, 82° 59' 7.92" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-112 The Strand, Detroit MI 48207, US
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