Monthly Archives: November 2020

Nov. 10 – The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Posted November 10, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Uncategorized

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the wreck of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior, in near hurricane force West winds. Serving the Great Lakes industrial factories shuttling iron ore between ports, the ship was the largest on the Great Lakes when launched in 1958. In many ways, the catastrophe that claimed all 29 on board was an industrial accident.

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Happy Birthday Marines

Posted by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes

Flying on our third flagpole at HQ this month is the red banner of the United States Marine Corps, founded on this date in 1775. Dallas branch teammate and Marine Carlos Arriaga (left), who formerly served active duty, did the honors of hoisting the USMC flag. Happy Birthday Marines. With Veterans Day coming on Wednesday, note that 15% of our staff are military veterans. December's third flag pole: Space Force.

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