Pleasant Prairie History Happy Hour: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


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Pleasant Prairie History Happy Hour: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Event Date
Oct 3, 2024. 5:00PM - Doors open 5:30PM - Buffet Dinner 6:00PM - Program Begins

Iguana Wana Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar
9080 76th Street - Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Information: 262-577-5115
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"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song"
Speaker: Steve Ackerman, UW Emeritus Professor

S Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Superior storm on November 10, 1975, with the loss of the entire crew of 29. When launched on June 7, 1958, she was the largest ship on North America's Great Lakes, and she remains the largest to have sunk there. The exact cause of the sinking remains unknown, though many books, studies, and expeditions have examined it. Professor Steve Ackerman will discuss this disaster, one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping, and examine how it related to weather conditions at the time, as well as the song by Gordon Lightfoot.

RSVP: Seating is limited. Please RSVP to the number or email listed.

Tickets are $30 per person, or $100 for a season pass to attend all four History Happy Hour events for 2024. Includes a light dinner and the program. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.