Those Lost in Edmund Fitzgerald Sinking 42 Years Ago Honored With Memorial Events

We’re remembering those lost on the Edmund Fitzgerald 42 years ago.

The freighter was first launched in June of 1958 and at the time, was the largest vessel of its kind measuring 729 feet long and 75 feet wide.

The Edmund Fitzgerald served the Great Lakes for 17 years until it sank in Lake Superior during a storm on November 10, 1975.

The entire crew of 29 men went down with the ship.

A couple of memorial events are happening around Michigan to honor those who lost their lives.

Beginning all the way in the Upper Peninsula, to downstate.

If you’re in Chippewa County, head to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in White Fish Point for the annual Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Ceremony.

Doors open at 6:30 and the ceremony begins at 7.

Admission is free and open to the public.

And if you’re in Detroit, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum is also hosting an event.

The Mariners Remembrance Ceremony kicks off at 6 and runs until 8.

Admission is only $5 for members, $10 for guests and $25 = for families of up to six people.

If you’re interested in any of these events, or just want to know more about the Edmund Fitzgerald, click here and here.

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