Song: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Artist: Gordon Lighfoot
Album: Summertime Dream
Image: Greenmars / CC BY-SA
I knew this song before I had ever stepped on a boat and always listened to it simply as a good folk-rock song. It’s only recently that I learned it was based on the true story of the American SS Edmund Fitzgerald wreck in Lake Superior in November 1975. Now, ashore or onboard a ship, I find it a perfect song to listen to on a cold November night to remind myself to be grateful for coming back home safely after a trip at sea.