The Sea of Galilee, a boat, and those lost at sea


Teresa and I spend a week in Israel in May, 2010. I took this photo while we were visiting the Sea of Galilee. It’s also known as Lake of Gennesaret, or Lake Tiberias. It’s a small freshwater lake (33 miles in circumference). Wikipedia puts it at 141 feet deep .. much deeper than I thought. I clearly had expectations of a larger lake, based on the Bible stories I learned as a young child.

It was hot that day. We had fish for lunch, than then when on our way.  It was a great experience. 

The following has nothing to do with the boat in the photo above, the lake, our my trip to Israel. Just call this my tribute to the men of the Edmund Fitzgerald: 

On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm in the waters of Lake Superior. Swells of 35 feet, and 100 mph winds were too much for the Fitzgerald, and the entire crew of 29 perished.

For those that know little about it: 12 Doomed Facts About the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. 

Some may remember the Gordon Lightfoot tribute to the tragic loss: 

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound.
When the wave broke over the railing.
And every man knew, as the captain did too.
'Twas the witch of November come stealin'.
-Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" (1976)

~ Rick

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