The Fitz is among hundreds of ships that have gone down in Lake Superior from the early 1800's. More about some other famous wrecks can be found at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum where they keep the Fitzgerald's bell as a memorial.
Growing up, I lived within an hour's drive of the Lake Superior shoreline. I was just a kid in 1975 and can't remember hearing about the Fitz sinking until much later but I do remember the gale and the damage it did to buildings in our area at the time.
Fair winds and following seas to all those who work on the water.
...for the sea is so wide and our ship is so small