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Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting

November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

Held at Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, this annual event commemorates the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members on Nov. 10, 1975. It is also a time to reflect on the memory of all lives lost in Great Lakes shipwrecks. The lighthouse, fog signal building, and visitor center will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Throughout the afternoon, visitors can view a film about the Fitzgerald in the visitor center. At 4:30 p.m., the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be list and the tour will reopen again to tour. This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb the tower after dark and see the lit beacon.


November 10, 2019
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Split Rock Lighthouse
Two Harbors, MN United States + Google Map

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