Ceremonies recall sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald
- Associated Press
- November 11, 2013 - 4:45 AM
RIVER ROUGE, Mich. — Ceremonies in the Detroit area have paid homage to sailors who lost their lives in the sinking 38 years ago of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1bltQFg ) lanterns flickered as a crowd gathered Sunday evening at Belanger Park in the Detroit suburb of River Rouge.
Tom Abair is co-director of the River Rouge Historical Museum. He says it's an appropriate location for a memorial, since the ship was built and unloaded nearby.
On Detroit's Belle Isle on Sunday, a service to remember those aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald also was held.
The Edmund Fitzgerald went down in eastern Lake Superior during a monstrous storm on Nov. 10, 1975, killing 29 crewmen. The sinking spawned a well-known song by Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."
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