Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, the Song
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of the most mysterious shipwreck tales of the Great Lakes. The Edmund Fitzgerald Storm (November 9-10, 1975) achieved grisly fame through its association with the sinking of the mammoth ore freighter and the loss of its 29 crew members. The folksinger Gordon Lightfoot inspired popular interest in this vessel with his 1976 ballad, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
Join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and professor Steve Ackerman of UW-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies, for a presentation on The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and the weather associated with the sinking of the ship, and how it aligns with Lightfoot’s ballad.
Cost is $5, free admission for members.
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