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. Whitefish Point is the site of the Whitefish Point Light Station and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) has conducted three underwater expeditions to the wreck, 1989, 1994, and 1995
New Surfboat House Exhibit
This is the original historic building constructed in 1923 by the U.S. Coast Guard for its Surfboat House at the Whitefish Point Rescue Station. The exhibit features the story of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard along Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast; a replica Beach Cart which carried beach rescue equipment; and a replica Beebe-McClellan 26-foot handmade surfboat. Exhibits also include a variety of artifacts and descriptive panels. Funding for the exhibit is supported by Michigan Humanities Council and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.