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Edmund Fitzgerald model ship unveiled

Edmund Fitzgerald model shop (photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Public Library)

Edmund Fitzgerald model ship unveiled

By Erik Bilstad. CREATED Apr 11, 2014

The Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and the Milwaukee Public Library will unveil the Edmund Fitzgerald model ship on Saturday.

Edmund G. Fitzgerald, the grandson of Edmund Fitzgerald, will bequeath the ship model to the WMHS.

The Edmund Fitzgerald was launched in 1958.  The ship sank in November 1975 while en route from Superior, Wisconsin to Detroit, Michigan.  No one survived.

An unveiling of the ship model will take place Saturday at 10:00am at the Central Library, Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room.


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Erik is a national Edward R. Murrow award winner who chases after his three children when he's not looking for someone to interview.