SS Edmund Fitzgerald - Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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- Limited to 200 kits. Currently 119 / 200 kits sold.
- 10% of proceeds donated to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
- 810 LEGO® elements, featuring UV printed graphics for durability.
- Enjoy a seamless building experience with the spiral-bound premium instruction booklet, guiding you through the assembly process.
- Histobrick bamboo box packaging with artwork sleeve.
- A 1:430 scale replica, capturing the essence of this legendary ship.
- Posable rudder, allowing for dynamic display options.
- UV printed graphics, ensuring a visually stunning representation without the use of stickers.
- The built dimensions of 19.5" x 3" x 2" make it a captivating display piece, perfect for maritime enthusiasts and history lovers alike.
History of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald: A Fateful Great Lakes Freighter
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald, an impressive 729-foot-long Great Lakes freighter, was named after the president of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Operating from 1958 to 1975, this formidable vessel was primarily tasked with transporting taconite iron ore. However, tragedy struck on November 10, 1975, when the ship succumbed to a severe storm and sank in Lake Superior, tragically claiming the lives of all 29 crew members onboard. This devastating event remains etched in American history as one of the most well-known maritime disasters.
Four days after the sinking, on November 14th, 1975, a Navy aircraft discovered the wreckage lying at a depth of 530 feet in Lake Superior.
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