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Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48". -  November 10, 1975 was a wet rainy night and I was driving on Hwy 17 from Sault Sainte Marie to Nipigon Ontario. I stayed at my uncle's home in Red Rock. The next morning the news reported that the USS lake freighter, The Edmond Fitzgerald had disappeared in Lake Superior. Shortly after, Gordon Lightfoot released his epic ballad 'The Wreak Of The Edmond Fitzgerald' with its haunting verses; one of my favourite songs.  On the 40th anniversary of the sinking, the radio stations were playing the ballad again and again. I had a large canvas on which I wanted to paint a Lake Superior scene to show how vast and cold and deep and dark the Big Lake was. With the influence of Gordon's song, my own experiences 40 years before and several photos, I came up with my version of "The Edmond Fitzgerald'

The Edmond Fritzgerald

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