"29 Missing" by Andrew Kantar is a brief yet captivating account of the history of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" with an obvious focus on November 10, 1975, the night she sank without warning in Lake Superior. I have read Kantar's other books on Great Lakes shipwrecks and have enjoyed them all. I particularly recommend "Deadly Voyage" on the loss of the "Daniel J. Morrell" in Lake Huron. I also found "Black November" to be a great account of the "Carl D. Bradley" sinking in Lake Michigan. "29 Missing" is, like the other two, a brief and well-written book, though unlike "Deadly Voyage" and "Black November," it is specifically written for young adult readers and the stylistic differences are quite pronounced at times. Note that all three are suitable for young readers of sufficient comprehension, and I recommend them all.
Of course the "Edmund Fitzgerald" is the most famous and most mysterious shipwreck in Great Lakes history, so more potential readers are familiar with the outline of the story than they would be with other maritime disasters. Kantar does an excellent job of covering the total history of the Fitzgerald including her record-breaking size and hauling history, and makes her perilous story come alive especially for younger readers. He discusses the theories of her sinking and briefly outlines the expeditions to the ship and history since the sinking as well. The book features some very nice photographs and a map of the "Fitzgerald's" route on November 9-10, 1975, a feature younger readers will readily appreciate.
This is by no means a definitive history of the "Edmund Fitzgerald," and although it is quite brief and very quickly read by adults, it well serves the noble purpose of introducing younger people to the perils of the Great Lakes and the life and death of the "Edmund Fitzgerald" and the men who sailed on her.