Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Ceremony

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From: Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Whitefish Point Light Station

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11/10/2014
Contact Information:

(906) 635-1742
Address:
18335 North Whitefish Point Road
PO Box 291
Paradise, MI 49768
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On November 10, 1975, the 729-foot steamer Edmund Fitzgerald was lost in an infamous Lake Superior storm near Whitefish Point, Michigan with her entire crew of 29 men. The Fitzgerald’s story has become a popular legend through a song by Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot – and the cause of her loss remains a mystery 35 years later. The bell of this most famous Great Lakes shipwreck was recovered at the request of surviving family members in 1995 and is now on display as a memorial at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Michigan. The Shipwreck Museum will offer its annual Memorial Service this year on Wednesday, November 10, 2014, beginning at 7pm in the Shipwreck Museum building. Public seating will begin no earlier than 6:30pm on a first-come, first-served basis. The public is cordially invited to attend. The service includes music, reflections, and a Call to the Last Watch Ceremony during which the bell is tolled 29 times for each crew member, plus a 30th ring to remember all mariners lost on the Great Lakes. Refreshments will be served immediately following.