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Lost Mariners Remembrance
November 10 2012 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm
This annual program remembering lost mariners of the Great Lakes will be highlighted with “Danger at Every Turn,” a presentation by Detroit Historical Society senior curator, Joel Stone. While we seldom think of shipwrecks in our own backyard, the Detroit River has been the site of hundreds of accidents that claimed the lives of many mariners. One hundred years ago, the vessel Pine Lake was a victim. Special thanks to the Canadian Shipowners Association and the Lake Carriers Association for co-sponsoring this event. Highlights Include:
• Performance by Lee Murdock, Great Lakes balladeer
• Commemoration of Captain Donald Erickson’s contributions to Great Lakes shipping
• Honor Guard escort of the memorial wreath to the Detroit River for receipt by the Honor Flotilla of Great Lakes vessels
• Lantern vigil at the Edmund Fitzgerald anchor
This event takes place at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.
Admission is $5 for members and marine professionals in uniform, $10 for guests, and $25 for families of up to six. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested.
Tickets will be available at the door for this event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for ticket purchases and guest registration and check-in.
Please call 313.833.1801 for more information or to register.
Looking for the webcast of the event? In the days immediately prior to the event, click here for a link to the event footage.