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Anatomy of a Song: "Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald"
"Just how much do you know about Gordon Lightfoot's classic "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"? Pit yourself against 15 questions about the song and/or associated facts. Song #16 in the 'Anatomy' series."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975. Which of the Great Lakes claimed the vessel?
The lake that claimed the Edmund Fitzgerald is alternately known by what Native American name?
What type of cargo was being carried aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald during the fateful voyage?
According to the song, how much did the cargo on the Edmund Fitzgerald weigh?
"The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in ______"
Where was the ship returning from?
"Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for ______"
Which wind directions get mentioned in the song's lyrics?
North and West
North and East
South and West
None of these
In which month of the year did the disaster occur?
Apart from the Captain, which other member of the crew is specifically mentioned in the lyrics?
("Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya")
When the Captain sent a distress call, according to the lyrics, what message did he send?
He had water coming in
The engines had lost power
The hull had been breached
He had lost his bearings
Tragically, the Edmund Fitzgerald was close (in relative terms) to safety. The lyrics describe the location of that safety, which was?
Six Fathom Shoals
Superior South Breakwater
How many miles lay between the Edmund Fitzgerald and safety, according to the song?
Where is the "maritime sailors' cathedral" located?
What was the name of the Edmund Fitzgerald's Captain? (Before you go insane, no, this is not mentioned in the song!)
How many times does "the church bell chime"?
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Compiled Jun 08 14