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Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association update

The following comes from the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association’s (Michigan) email newsletter.

The Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association would appreciate the consideration of our organization in your year end giving. All donations made to SPLKA on or before Giving Tuesday will go towards our Capital Campaign Fund to repair and restore Big Sable Point’s steel tower. Because of past financial support, we are currently three-fourths of the way to our $225,000 goal.

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Big Sable Lighthouse (Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association)

When the cold gales of November start to whip down Ludington Ave., one cannot help but be reminded of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior November 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan.

Below is a video of recorded radio chatter between Capt. Bernie Cooper of the Arthur M. Anderson and the Coast Guard. 

Below is footage of the last interview of Capt. Bernie Cooper of the Arthur M. Anderson conducted by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society before he passed in 1993. The Anderson was 10 miles behind the Fitzgerald in the grip of Lake Superior during that fateful night of November 10th, 1975 when all 29 men went down. Hear a first hand account of what it was like that night and Capt. Cooper’s theories on what may have happened to the Fitzgerald.

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