Split Rock Lighthouse Holds Edmund Fitzgerald Ceremony

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More than 1,500 people gathered at the Split Rock Lighthouse Tuesday night in honor of those who lost their lives in the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The ceremony started with a bell ringing 29 times for each of the men whose lives were cut short in the accident.

The beacon was lit at sunset.

November 10 is the one day a year when visitors can get up inside of the lighthouse with the beacons lit and see the 22-mile beam sweeping across the horizon.

The 10-year anniversary of the tragedy in 1985 was when the Split Rock Lighthouse first started lighting the beacon in remembrance of the Fitzgerald.

By the early 1990s, the historic site started opening up the lighthouse to visitors on November 10. 

And year after year, people come back to remember the gales of November that took so many lives

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