At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 1975, the ore carrier
Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior, Wisconsin, loaded with
26,116 tons of iron ore. She overtook the Arthur M.
Anderson just beyond Two Harbors, Minnesota. The two captains
discussed the worsening weather and decided to take the northerly
route across Lake Superior to Whitefish Bay and the Sault Locks.
Our maritime heritage tour follows the progress of the two ships
from the south shore of Lake Superior, where stories of shipwrecks
and survival draw visitors to museums, glass-bottom boat tours,
lighthouses and the big lake itself.