Thursday, November 10, 2011

gitche gumee

Today's date rang a bell with me early in the day but rang louder this evening when we were at Mazlack's Bar in Northeast Minneapolis.  We knew somebody in the band, that's why we were there, and the band sang The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the haunting song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot.  It was on 10 November in 1975 that the Edmund Fitgerald sank on that enormous body of water a couple hours north of here, Lake Superior (known to the Native Americans as "Gitche Gumee").

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