Adam Crosswhite is actually featured in the Marshall mural, with his image inside of the S, to commemorate the day he was held captive by fugitive-slave catchers and then rescued by Marshall townspeople.
For most of us, the song has been around for virtually our entire lifetime, and every November 10th, we add a year to the anniversary. This year, it's 45. And it is the song from where most of us know the story of the doomed freighter, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
As the tributes come in for former Michigan Governor William Milliken, the common thread in all of them was about the man's decency and how he got along with everyone, on both sides of the political spectrum.