The Gales of November

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by kaiser, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. kaiser

    kaiser A-List Customer

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    I always seem to remember the Edmund Fitzgerald this time of year. 41 years ago today she went down on Lake Superior.

    http://www.boatnerd.com/fitz/
     
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  2. Fading Fast

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    Gordon Lightfoot captured all its majesty and sadness:

     
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  3. JVanBro

    JVanBro Familiar Face

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    The "Lake Effect" used to be something not taken lightly.

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  4. sufidancer

    sufidancer New in Town

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    "The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
    and a wave broke over the railing.
    And ev'ry man knew, as the captain did too
    'twas the witch of November come stealin'."~Gordon Lightfoot
     
  5. JVanBro

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    Rumor is she's likely to make an appearance this weekend.

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  6. sufidancer

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    It is going to be 81 degrees in Central Texas today and this coming Saturday night down to 38 degrees. The animules dont even have the beginnings of a winter coat yet. Around here the saying is: "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute."
     
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  7. kaiser

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    Another year has gone by.
     
  8. The identical ship to the Fitzgerald at the time was the SS Arthur B. Homer owned by Bethlehem Steel Corp. The Homer was taken out of service & docked in the late 1970's & sold for scrap value in the 1980's leading some to speculate on its structural integrity. Both the Fitzgerald & the Homer were welded steel hulls which are more ridged than riveted hulls. When U.S. Steel Corp commissioned construction of the SS Edgar B. Speers in the late 1970's it was identical to the Fitzgerald but with a riveted hull. The Speers was christened in 1980 & still in use today.

    All 3 are studied today in structural engineering classes.
     
  9. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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  10. kaiser

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    Again another year has passed. Still not forgotten.
     
  11. kaiser

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    Again, another year.
     
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  12. Bushman

    Bushman My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I noticed on the news last night that there's a gale warning over Lake Michigan. Once again, the Gales of November come early.
     
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