SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — An annual remembrance ceremony on Minnesota’s North Shore is set to mark the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The freighter sank in a massive storm on eastern Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1975. Many of the crew members had ties to northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.READ MORE: During Resentencing Of Mohamed Noor, Judge Asks: What Changes Have Been Made To Minneapolis Police?
Minnesota Public Radio News reports staff at the Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore planned on Saturday to toll a bell 30 times — once for each man who lost his life in the wreck and a final time for all lost mariners.READ MORE: 'Really Disgusting And Elaborate': Alleged Sex Competition Prompts Protest, Investigation At Minnesota College
The ceremony is the only time each year when visitors can climb the tower after dark and see the lit beacon.
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