Some of us may not remember the Edmund Fitzgerald freighter sinking into the waters of Lake Superior.
Those that do will remember where they were when they heard the news. It was a tragic event and 29 crew members lost their lives.
Wednesday, November 10th you can join an event to reflect and remember the tragic event.
This year the option to be there in person will return, along with a virtual program, options for everyone to attend.
For those attending in person you will find the lighthouse, fog signal building, and visitor center all open.
Costumed interpreters will greet visitors and provide historic site and shipwreck information.
Throughout the afternoon, you can view a film about the Edmund Fitzgerald in the visitor center.
Additional information about this event:
This annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on November 10, 1975. It is also a time to reflect on the memory of all lives lost in Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Important to note: Split Rock Lighthouse’s historic grounds will be closed. Visitors interested in viewing the beacon in person will be required to purchase a state park permit. They will then be able to view the beacon lighting from the shoreline in the State Park.
You can more information on the Minnesota Historical Society page.
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