Even though it happened more than 40 years ago, the tragedy of the Edmund Fitzgeral ore carrier still hits home, especially people who were living in the area and working in the maritime industry at the time the wreck happened in 1975.

Reid Johnson was in the USCG stationed on a cutter in Lake Huron when the Mighty Fitz sank. He still remembers how the wreck haunted all of them on board, because the ship was so familiar to everyone in the region.