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Man works to save boat whose crew tried to help members of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Tuesday is the 34th anniversary of the "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" on Lake Superior.

And the nephew of a man who died in that shipwreck is trying to save another boat whose crew tried to help those on the Fitzgerald.

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The Arthur M. Anderson was recently spared, when Congressman David Obey won an exemption from a proposed federal rule to have that ship and others make an expensive conversion to cleaner-burning fuel.

But John Soyring of Green Bay says it's only a stay of execution and he'll try to seek support for the Arthur Anderson Tuesday during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Fitzgerald wreck.

The Anderson was behind the Fitzgerald on Nov. 10, 1975, during a rough storm on the lake.

And the Anderson crew members risked their own lives by turning back into the storm, once the Fitzgerald went off their radar screen.

Twenty-nine people died on the Edmund Fitzgerald, including Soyring's uncle Oliver Champeau of Sturgeon Bay.

He was the third engineer on that ship.

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