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.