We have a perception that all famous catastrophic shipwrecks have occurred in the sea. This is not true; there are a few, which faced death in the great lakes. One such shipwreck is the Edmund Fitzgerald ore carrier. This event took place on 10 November 1975 when the ship disappeared from the radar after a consecutive fight of half an hour with the 30 feet high great lake waves which were accompanied with high winds. This carrier not only carried a high number of ore but also it had twenty-nine members of the crew. People are unable to find the official reason how this happened. However, surveys were carried which showed that it was because of breakage of the craft which was eight hundred feet in length, which suggested was due to a fault or lake’s shallow water. The Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck until today is still off limits to people, serving as a memory of the largest non-war vessels demise.