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Every man knew, as the captain did too, ’twas the witch of November come stealin’.
– Gordon Lightfoot, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

In late 1975, the largest freighter on Lake Superior steamed into a ferocious storm, a true November witch. Just short of sheltering Whitefish Bay, she went down, her crew committed to a watery grave. 40 years later, the details of the sinking remain a mystery.

Join our guest, Rochelle Pennington, as she discusses the tragic voyage. You’ll hear why “The Mighty Fitz” was beloved in its time and how its legend has grown – due in part to Gordon Lightfoot’s haunting ballad.

Refreshments will be served. Valet parking provided.

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
1:00 pm

Venue

Plymouth Place-Dole Hall
315 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States
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Phone:
708-482-6511
Website:
www.plymouthplace.org