World news – US – the church marks 45 years since the Fitzgerald ship crash – Great Lakes now


Detroit (AP) – Mariners Church in Detroit on Sunday will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald’s drowning during its anniversary service for those who perished in shipwrecks in the Great Lakes

The pastor said the event will be broadcast live on Facebook for the first time by Geoffrey M. Hubbard, head of the church also known as the « Sailor’s Cathedral »

“This year, we are particularly aware of the challenges that first responders face in protecting our freedom, rights, and health,” said Hubbard. This includes all current and former sailors who roam the waterways of the Great Lakes despite their beauty, the Great Lakes can be very dangerous honors these Service and remembers those who perished over the centuries « 

More than 10,000 people were killed in nearly 6,000 shipwrecks registered in the five inland seas.

The SO Edmund Fitzgerald sank on November 10, 1975, during a storm on Lake Superior the ship was carrying a cargo of iron ore pellets to a steel plant in Detroit when it fell to the bottom 17 miles of Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan All 29 crew members were lost

Reverend Richard Ingalls, pastor of Mariners Church, rang the « Brothers Bell » 29 times to honor them as described in Gordon Lightfoot’s song, « Edmund Fitzgerald’s Wreck, » as usual, will be ringed again during the Sunday Memorial

Service in the 178-year-old church regularly attracts sailors, veterans, recreational boaters and their families Those wishing to attend this year should email the church in advance at info @ marinerschurchofdetroitorg due to social distancing requirements

« Shipwrecks and Ecosystems » concert for the Great Lakes Region now and the « Age of Nature »

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World News – United States – Church in honor of the 45th anniversary of the Fitzgerald shipwreck – The Great Lakes Now
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