The Edmund Fitzgerald was a famous Great Lakes freighter known for tragically sinking in the 1970s during a trip near Whitefish Bay. This event also inspired famous Canadian artist Gordon Lightfoot to write a song entitled “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” just a year after it sank.

Bill and Ben explore the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald and how it’s legacy has continued in the form of museums and trails that you can visit to take in one of Canada’s great tragedies.

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Production Credits:

Host: Backroads Bill Steer

Producer: Ben Sargent

Produced by Clark Communications

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It’s time to hit the backroads of Northern Ontario and beyond with Backroads Bill! Tune in every Wednesday to explore the history and beauty of Northern Ontario. Alongside host and producer Ben, Bill (who is the founder and the GM of the Canadian Ecology Centre) goes more in depth to the stories he has been […]

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