Noted speaker Rochelle Pennington will present “The Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald” Thursday, May 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lake Terrace Clubhouse on the Shorehaven campus, 1380 W Wis. Ave., Oconomowoc, or Door #7. The event is open to the public.
No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared into a stormy Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, when wind gusts peaked at more than 100 miles per hour and waves reached the height of three-story buildings. The Edmund Fitzgerald remains the largest shipwreck on the Great Lakes to this day. Pennington presents the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the 29-man crew. The presentation will cover the ship’s launch to its final radio broadcasts, and from the Fitz’s discovery on Superior’s bottom to the raising of artifacts from its watery grave.
Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist and bestselling author of ten books including Highlighted in Yellow (available in four languages; co-authored with H. Jackson Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author), The Historic Christmas Tree Ship (as featured on national television), An Old-Fashioned Christmas (2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award nomination), and more. Her work has been included in multiple bestselling series over the past two decades. $20 includes dessert and coffee. Register by April 28 through calling 262-354-1375 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.