Would you think that a storm in the Great Lakes could flip and sink a 728 foot freighter? I will talk about before the ship sank, during the sinking, and after the sinking and the affects on the sinking. In will tell you how it sank and why it sank as well.
On June 7, 1957 the construction of the Edmund Fitzgerald started. It was launched on the 7th of June 1958. Since then this freighter has been transporting tons and tons of Iran ore. In fact the day it sank it had 26,116 tons of taconite pallets, made of processed Iran ore. The article (The Fateful Journey) tell a lot of what happened.
The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald on November 10, 1975 was caused by approximately 16 foot tall waves. There