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29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

by Andrew Kantar

Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Pages: 50
Paperback
ISBN: 9780870134463






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Overview of 29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

On November 10, 1975, SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a giant freighter, sank with its entire crew of 29 aboard, in one of the most violent storms ever witnessed on Lake Superior. In 29 Missing, Kantar tells the "Fitz's" story from the christening in 1958 as the largest ship on the Great Lakes to the expedition in 1995 to recover the ship's bell in what proved to be a moving memorial to the lost crew. Using information from government investigative reports, the book provides a dramatic hour-by-hour account of what transpired during that terrible voyage, including dialogue from actual radio transmissions between the Fitzgerald and the Arthur Anderson, the freighter that followed behind the Fitz. 
     In his passionate retelling of the story, designed primarily for young adults, Kantar provides the facts leading up to the disappearance, detailing the subsequent expeditions to the wreck site as well as the leading theories about the sinking that have been debated by maritime experts.

Recounts the sinking of the huge freighter the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald in the icy waters of Lake Superior in 1975 and describes subsequent expeditions to the wreck site to uncover clues to her mysterious disappearance.

Synopsis of 29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald

On November 10, 1975, SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a giant freighter, sank with its entire crew of 29 aboard, in one of the most violent storms ever witnessed on Lake Superior. In 29 Missing, Kantar tells the Fitz's story from the christening in 1958 as the largest ship on the Great Lakes to the expedition in 1995 to recover the ship's bell in what proved to be a moving memorial to the lost crew. Using information from government investigative reports, the book provides a dramatic hour-by-hour account of what transpired during that terrible voyage, including dialogue from actual radio transmissions between the Fitzgerald and the Arthur Anderson, the freighter that followed behind the Fitz.

In his passionate retelling of the story, designed primarily for young adults, Kantar provides the facts leading up to the disappearance, detailing the subsequent expeditions to the wreck site as well the leading theories about the sinking that have been debated by maritime experts.

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Tells the story of the November 1975 shipwreck and the disappearance of 29 men. The ship was eventually located at the bottom of Lake Superior, but the bodies of the men were never found. Includes b&w photos, and a list of crew members. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

About the Author, Andrew Kantar

Andrew Kantar is Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Ferris State University. His first book, 29 Missing: The True and Tragic Story of the Disappearance of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, was designated a Michigan Notable Book. He has also written Black November, a history of the Carl D. Bradley, the largest ship to break up and vanish during a raging storm on Lake Michigan. Kantar served as a Fulbright Scholar in Norway for two years.

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Tells the story of the November 1975 shipwreck and the disappearance of 29 men. The ship was eventually located at the bottom of Lake Superior, but the bodies of the men were never found. Includes b&w photos, and a list of crew members. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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