19th Annual Lost Mariners Remembrance

November 10 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Many people talk about large storms that have occurred in the Great Lakes, but one of the most overlooked storms is the Great Storm of October 1893. It sank many vessels on the Great Lakes and devastated the city of Buffalo, New York. Losses were reported from Lake Superior to Lake Ontario with at least 10 ships a complete loss from sinking, 29 stranded, and at least 54 people killed from shipwrecks. In fact, this storm was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded, and it occurred in an unprecedented year of hurricanes and damage to North America.

The vessels and mariners lost during this storm will be honored in this year’s presentation by Kevin Magee, founder of Cleveland Underwater
Explorers (CLUE). A lantern vigil at the Edmund Fitzgerald anchor begins the night, followed by a performance by Lee Murdock, Great Lakes balladeer, and an Honor Guard escort of the memorial wreath to the Detroit River for receipt by the Honor Flotilla of Great Lakes vessels.

Admission is $5 for members, $10 for guests and $25 for families of up to six. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required, as this event is expected to sell out. Please call 313.833.1801 for more information or to register by phone.

Tickets are not expected to be available at the door, but the public is welcome to watch the flotilla from the river bank adjacent to the museum at no charge.

Ticket Prices
Description
Price
Members
$5
Guests
$10
Family tickets
$25