Speaker: John Barnett, who will share his recollections of the 1975 sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior. In summer 1975 Barnett from Mechanicstown took a job with the Penn Central railroad. He worked in Cleveland as a lakefront lift bridge operator and train director for rail traffic. Little did Barnett know he would be part of the history of two events in that time period. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald is a large vessel with a crew of 29 that moved from one Great Lake port to another. On Nov. 10, 1975, a strong storm caused the ship to sink in Lake Superior. All 29 crew members perished. Barnett will share his memories of the tragic sinking of the "Titanic of the Great Lakes."
Hosts: County Line Historical Society of Wayne/Holmes
Public Welcome and No Admission Fee
Parking is across North Market Street from the church