The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
On November 10, 1975, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior. Several expeditions have been mounted to the wreck and have been the subject of some controversy. On July 4th, 1995 the ship's bell and stanchion were recovered from where they lay beneath 550 feet of Lake Superior.
A replica of the bell, graven with the names of the crew, was left in its place. The bell was presented to the relatives of the crew and rung thirty times -- once for each member of the crew and a final time in honor of all those who have lost their lives at sea. The bell was given to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point to serve as a memorial to the ship and crew.
The link takes you to the full story and the memorial to the men lost in the storm.