The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 10, 1886


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A PORT HURON MAN'S END

Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 9 - Capt. Edmund L. Fitzgerald, son of the hull inspector, left home here on Sept. 18, mysteriously. Nothing was heard from him for several days, when his acquaintences met him in Cincinnati. On Sept. 29, the body of a stranger was found in Lawrence, Ind. From points learned by the family, the body was believed to be that of Fitzgerald. His brother went there and found it so. The case is supposed to be suicide, but possibly was accidental. He had been deranged three years ago, and had left his vessel at Buffalo while deranged. He has been missing for months, and was unable to locate himself. The body will be brought here.


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Notes:
I'm not certain of the relationship between this Edmund Fitzgerald and the namesake of the famous freighter (who was chairman of Northwestern Insurance Co., the owner of the boat), but the 20th century Edmund had his roots in Port Huron, so there probably is one.
Date of Original:
Oct. 10, 1886
Local identifier:
GLN.14076
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Evening News (Detroit, MI), Oct. 10, 1886