The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee."
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy.
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
when the "Gales of November" came early.
The ship was the pride of the American side
coming back from some mill in Wisconsin.
-Gordon LIghtfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Sq. miles of water: 11,339
Water features: 820 miles of coastline, ≈15,074 lakes
Major lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Winnebago
Major rivers: Wisconsin River, Mississippi River, St. Croix River, Chippewa River
This illustration is part of The Boathouse Collection, a celebration of the nautical objects and icons of boating. With boats we are explorers and adventurers, enthusiasts and sportsmen, lifesavers and protectors.
This print is an open edition and individually numbered.
Paper: Archival-quality; acid-free; 235 GSM; matte
Ink: K3 pigment-based
Frames: Our 5” x 7” & 8.5” x 11” frames are made for Roo Kee Roo in the United States. Our 13” x 19” frames are produced by the fine folks at Simply Framed and also crafted domestically. For this size, please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping.