OK. So Eric Raymond posted on a document on rogue waves on youtube, then followed up with a posting at his blog referencing that documentary and the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

First, the BBC special. Being reporters I think they got some of the math terms wrong, but… there’s enough here to make you go hmmm….

Rogue waves are considered one of the possible reasons for the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald, said wreck the subject of the hit song “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

And since I was in that sort of ballad mood – one of my favorite Warren Zevon songs…