Split Rock Lighthouse will be commemorating the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald with a ceremony and beacon lighting. This annual event goes through much of the day; with the lighthouse itself, the fog signal building, and the visitor center open to the public from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

At 4:30 pm, the lighthouse will close temporarily for a ceremony where the names will be read to the tolling of a ship's bell of the 29 crew members lost on November 10, 1975 when the Edmund Fitzgerald went down in Lake Superior. After this ceremony, the beacon in the lighthouse will be lit and the lighthouse will be re-opened to visitors. The public will be able to go up into the lighthouse tower after dark while the beacon is lit to see it.

Costumed guides will be welcoming visitors to the facility, offering historical information about the lighthouse and shipwreck information. A film about the Edmund Fitzgerald will also be shown in the visitor center.

More information is available here.


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