Mighty Fitz: The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher

By Michael Schumacher

The disappearance of the Edmund Fitzgerald is still one of many nice unsolved mysteries in maritime background.

Michael Schumacher relays in brilliant aspect the tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald, its many effective years at the waters of the nice Lakes, its tragic dying, the quest attempt and research, in addition to the idea and the talk that within the wake of the catastrophe.

Michael Schumacher is the writer of six books. He has written 25 documentaries on nice Lakes shipwrecks, together with 3 concerning the Edmund Fitzgerald.

"In his ballad, Mr. Lightfoot sang in regards to the Fitz's ultimate annoying moments, while "the waves flip mins to hours: Now the hours have lengthened into years and years into decades-but the attract of this doomed send and its lacking males is still as powerful as ever."-Wall road magazine

An exciting story a couple of vessel so huge, so indestructible, she had the undesirable good fortune to be dubbed the large of the good Lakes.-Seattle instances

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Over the years, many changes have taken place on the North River. Most of them have been costly to the people who have depended on the river for a living. This book is about one phase of river life-the railroad ferryboat. The Northeastern railroad industry played a major role in the rise and fall of the North River dynasty. New Jersey cities such as Jersey City, Hoboken, and Weehawken were greatly affected by the railroads, as the steamboat and railroad men of the mid-1880s purchased the majority of the waterfront acreage of these cities.

Her last year of service was in 1947, the same year that Ray Baxter (co-author) started working on the Erie Railroad.  Olcott Collection survives. Gone are the Baltimore& Ohio, the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the Philadelphia & Reading, the Lehigh Valley, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Erie Railroad, the Delaware, Lackawanna& Western, the New York, Susquehanna & Western, the New York, Ontario & Western, the West Shore Railroad, and the New York Central-and their once extensive marine operations.

Toggle Ducking Was Tricky, But a Little Fun 222 44. Hand BellsLet's Use Them 222 45. Joe Connelly and the Tugs 222 46. Moran's New Tugs 224 47. Can You Steer for a While? 224 48. Even a Cop Can Steer a Ferryboat 225 49. Decline of the Erie Ferry Service 225 50. Decline of Railroad Marine Traffic in New York Harbor 226 51. Labor Unions: Sometimes, the Smaller, the Better 226 52. Partial Roster of Erie Marine Department Deck Employees 227 Part III Up to the Present 229 1. The Staten Island Ferry 230 2.

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