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Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Service to take place Wednesday, November 10, at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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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 thirty-five years later.

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LTCDR G.W. Gwalchmai of the Canadian Navy tolls the Fitzgerald  Bell at the annual ceremony, 2005   Image credit: The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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, 2010 beginning at 7:00 pm in the Shipwreck Museum building. Public seating will begin no earlier than 6:30 pm on a first-come, first-served basis.

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