Historic shipwrecks to be remembered

By Peggy Walsh-Sarnecki

 

Monday marks the 33rd anniversary of the often-chronicled sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. But this month also marks a landmark 50th anniversary of another famous Great Lakes shipwreck -- the Carl D. Bradley in Lake Michigan.

The Detroit Historical Society is holding its annual remembrance for Great Lakes mariners lost at sea on the Fitzgerald anniversary, but this year, the activities will focus on the Bradley and include newly displayed artifacts from the lost ship.

"It's a reminder of the storms of November," said local lake historian Mac McAdam of Dearborn. "Everybody is trying to make their last run before the winter locks them in. They're running fast and hard now."

No one knows exactly how many ships have gone down in the Great Lakes.

 

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