Proof the Edmund Fitzgerald did not clamp hatch clamps before leaving port by the captain loading next to her. Edmund Fitzgerald: Decades of Speculation, Fascination and Grieving - Lake Superior Magazinehttp://www.lakesuperior.com/the-lake/maritime/225feature/
The exact theory uncle stewart gave us decades ago. He worked in superior dry docks.
The ef was found upside down, hatch covers blown off by dumped taconite but hatch clamps intact. Meaning they were never clamped.
Great, deep whistle - and her entry watched over by the Supermoon. Love this ole lady of the lakes with her pilothouse up front and the upswept prow... she started working two years before I was born, a baby boomer you might say. Grammie Pat, West St. Paul, MN