On November 10, 1975, the lake freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald Anchor sank on Lake Superior while en route to a steel mill in Detroit, MI. All 29 of her crew perished in the icy waters of Lake Superior that day.
Memorials, Sea - Parts
On January 7, 1974, the Fitzgerald lost her bow anchor while docked on the Detroit River. The 12,000-lb anchor remained there at the bottom of the Detroit River until it was recovered on July 20, 1992. Today, the anchor stands outside of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum as a tribute to the memory of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald and her crew.