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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" is a song that was written, composed, and performed by Canadian Gordon Lightfoot in commemoration of the sinking of the bulk carrier S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975.

The single reached #2 on the Billboard charts in November 1976, making it Lightfoot's second most successful (in terms of chart position) single, with "Sundown" having reached #1 in 1974.

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