The sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald on Nov. 10, 1975 created as much mystery as fact. Join Great Lakes freighter historian “Freighter Frank” Frisk as he and the St. Clair Historical Museum present a video exploration of “S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, Scientific Research Has Shown Another Reason for Her Sinking.” Go hundreds of feet below the Lake Superior surface as dive detectives explore the sunken ship looking for more clues about what caused it to sink. Watch maritime researchers re-create in a giant Canadian wave simulation tank the same tremendous forces of wind and water which the Mighty Fitz faced on that fateful day.

Thursday, April 19th at 7 PM repeated Friday, April 20th at 1 PM. Community Room of the St. Clair Museum, 308 S. Fourth St. in St. Clair. Donation is $6; students are free.

The St. Clair Museum has launched a $20,000 “matching” fundraising effort to reconstruct and upgarade much of the stage and center area of the main museum to create a Belle Reve room where the historic hand-carved English oak paneling from the Belle Reve mansion will be appropriately displayed. Donations can be made for yourself or in someone’s honor. Donation forms are available on the Museum’s facebook page (St. Clair Historical Museum) or by calling the Museum at 810 329-6888.
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