Remembering The Fitz

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Detroit Historical Society says
During the day before this year's Lost Mariners Remembrance, you can visit the Dossin Great Lakes Museum for FREE programming to learn more about the Edmund Fitzgerald on the 40th anniversary of her loss.

• Museum docents will provide information about the William Clay Ford pilot house and what is known of the Edmund Fitzgerald and her last voyage.
• From 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., see a brief film covering the Edmund Fitzgerald’s launch at the Great Lakes Engineering Works in 1958, which includes images of the assembled crowd and a flotilla of small craft, as well as the “Raising of the Anchor” video produced by WDIV-TV, which documents the recovery of the anchor from the Detroit River.
• At 1:30 p.m., Pam Johnson, whose father was cook aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald when it sank, will discuss her relationship with the Fitz and with other families of those lost on board.
• Throughout the day, visit a small display of framed illustrations and photographs of the Edmund Fitzgerald from the Detroit Historical Society’s collection.

Please note that the museum will close for final event setup between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., when doors will reopen for the annual Lost Mariners Remembrance ceremony.
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By: Detroit Historical Society

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