The Edmund Fitzgerald
The Song of the Bell
Sleeping Bear Press | 2003 | 48 pages
Leaving port from Superior, Wisconsin on a sunny November day, the crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald is looking forward to a routine crossing of deep Lake Superior. Heading for a port in Cleveland, the giant transport ship is loaded with ore that will be used to build cars. But disaster is building in the wind as a gale storm begins to track after the great ship. This suspenseful retelling of the last hours of the doomed vessel pays homage to all sailors who traverse deep waters, in fair skies and foul.
Awards & Honors
Short List, 2004 Michigan Notable Books List
Winner, 2004 Michigan Reading Association Great Lakes Book Award Honor Book 4th & 5th grade
Nominee, 2003 Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards Nonfiction Art and Scholarship Category