Detroit museum plans annual ceremony for Lost Mariners
Detroit – The Detroit Historical Society is holding its annual program to remember all sailors who have died on the Great Lakes.
The 19th annual Lost Mariners Remembrance ceremony is scheduled for Saturday evening at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.
Highlights include a presentation about the Great Storm of October 1893. It sank many vessels and claimed the lives of more than 50 people from Lake Superior to Lake Ontario.
Also planned are a performance by Great Lakes balladeer Lee Murdock and a lantern vigil at the Edmund Fitzgerald anchor. Tickets are sold out, but the public can watch the Honor Flotilla of Great Lakes vessels from the Detroit River bank for free.
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