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The Edmund Fitzgerald

The sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald will be commemorated today in services across the state. Twenty nine lives were lost when the ship sank in Lake Superior 36 years ago in 1975 about 17 miles from Whitefish Point. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle will host a remembrance ceremony at 6:00 PM, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum will have a service at 7:00 PM. Gordon Lightfoot recorded a memorable tribute to the lost crew in his song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.