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S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald, 1975-2015

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy….

Gordon Lightfoot, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

Harper on the Pier

Do you remember I showed you a few weeks ago what Lake Superior could look like on a peaceful pre-fall day?

This is the other face of Lake Superior — Duluth Harbor in Minnesota, when the Gitche Manitou, the Great Spirit of the Lake-region tribes, is restless and angry.  This, however, is nothing compared to Superior forty years ago, on November 10, 1975.    On that day, the wind was whipping so hard across Superior that the tops of the waves were getting sheared off and blown into cold, cold mist before they could curl and foam and make what old Great Lakes hands call “Christmas trees.”  When that happens, it’s better that a ship stays in port, and that any ships carrying on their work find someplace to drop anchor and shelter until it blows over.

Read about the Edmund Fitzgerald on the next page.

After Labor Day On the Lakeshore

Time to travel from the sands of Egypt to a far colder stretch of sand — about 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit colder.

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Latifah is walking the beach on a post-Labor Day morning, when everyone has gone back south across the Mackinac Bridge1 to return to school or work from summer vacation. You can see the Lake there in the distance. And when I say “the Lake,” that’s exactly what I mean — not some hole in the ground, only a few miles wide and maybe fifty feet deep. She’s up near Marquette, on THE Lake, Lake Superior; the largest, widest, deepest, coldest and most unforgiving of the five Great Lakes. The water temp hangs in the fifties in the summertime, so a swim in Lake Superior is, shall we say, refreshing. This is the lake that sunk the Edmund Fitzgerald (more about her in the early part of November) in one of the mighty November “witch” storms that can swirl up over it in that storm-tossed month.

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Superior, though, has other faces, of beauty both soft and majestic, and a simple walk on the shore on a quiet morning can reveal them to you. Latifah is walking here in a new combo from Vero Modero; the silk skirt caught my eye first, then the nice combination of red “wrapper,” perfect for a cool pre-fall morning. Wedges might have been better for walking in the sand than high-heel sandals, but hey, this is fashion!

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1 That’s pronounced “MACK-ih-Naw” for you poor non-Michiganders who can’t speak Huron tribe words (grin).


The details:

  • Skin: Angel Rock Skin Laura (Ebony M1)
  • Eyes: EarthStones Idol Eyes (Moldavite)
  • Hair: Truth Hair Lunara
  • Attachments: Slink High Feet and Casual Hands
  • Nails:  A:S:S The Deep
  • Outfit: Vero Modero Alin Chic Skirt Set (white cami / red wrapper / striped black silk skirt)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey Ola Sandals
  • Accessories: EarthStones The Countess Eyeglasses; EarthStones Ghana suite – necklace, earrings (Ashanti)
  • Makeup (attachment order): SlackGirl Sunshine 04; Eyelash 1; Glamorize New Occasion Lips (Bourbon)

Photographed in Tranquility Dreams region.

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Posted September 20, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion

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