The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum’s annual Edmund Fitzgerald memorial event will be offered as a livestream ceremony this year. The event, scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023 (7pm), is closed to the public, but will be available on this livestream link that you can watch from your device of choice. The buildings of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, are not open to the public on November 10, 2023.

In addition, the Michigan Maritime Museum ( of South Haven, MI, will host a viewing of the Shipwreck Museum’s Edmund Fitzgerald livestreamed memorial service at their facility.

Closed to the Public

There has been some confusion that the 48th Anniversary Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Event will be open to the public at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. This event has always been meant for the family members to remember their loved ones, but we do know there’s a lot of people who also want to pay respects. For that to happen we have started to stream the ceremony so everyone can be a part of this. Our museum is small and can’t fit the amount of people who show up sometimes, so we kindly ask that you watch this event online.

We will have the livestream link available after technical tests on our Facebook page and later in the week.

To be clear, the ceremony at Whitefish Point this November 10th is closed to the public. You can watch it online from your home or watch from the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, as they will be rebroadcasting the livestream at 260 Dyckman Ave, South Haven, MI. Call (269) 637-8078 for more information.