This song like Wednesday's song is a song about a ship. Has anyone been to the Great Lakes or live around there? I was shocked one could surf there based on an article I read. Anyine surfed there? Well this song is about the Great Lakes and a legendary voyage. The voyage was a routine trip by the Edmund Fitzgerald a very large freight ship that went from US to Canada. One fateful night in November 1975 it sank. Why? That has been a matter of great debate. A storm? Or something more. The latest theory in 2010 was a rouge wave. This is the great song about that ship written in 1976 by the Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.