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Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial

November 10, 2003
at the Dossin Museum

Program starts with video of the lamp lighting ceremony at the Fitzgerald Anchor and then moves inside the museum to the William Clay Ford pilothouse.


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Pictures of the event by
Roger LeLievre and Chris Winters


Capt. Erickson speaking from the pilothouse. Roger LeLievre

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial
On Monday
November 10 a memorial service was held for the Edmund Fitzgerald at the Dossin Museum in Detroit. This program was only available online through the webcast, the museum is only open weekends due to budget cuts.

The program started with a Lamp lighting ceremony held at the anchor of the "Fitz" located in the yard of the Dossin Museum. The ceremony was  followed by a talk from Capt. Don Erickson who searched for the Fitzgerald on Lake Superior the night of the loss. The ceremony marked the 28th Anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior at approx. 7:00 pm November 10, 1975. Viewers from across the country were able to submit questions to the speaker online.

Lamp lighting ceremony. Chris Winters

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