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Stage North Theater to perform 'Ten November' Nov. 10-11

The Stage North Theater Company will present "Ten November," a tribute to the 29 lives that were lost when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11, at the Franklin Arts Center in ...

The Stage North Theater Company will present "Ten November," a tribute to the 29 lives that were lost when the Edmund Fitzgerald sank Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior, at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11, at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd.

Tickets are $10 and $9 for seniors and are available at the door, online at www.stagenorththeater.com or by phone at 218-232-6810.

Nov. 10, 2015, marks the 40-year anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. There are little-known facts that many people are not aware of regarding the history and sinking of the Fitzgerald ships.

Unbeknownst to many, there was another Fitzgerald that met a similar fate on Nov. 14, 1883. The schooner E. Fitzgerald (EdmOnd vs. EdmUnd) was built in 1870 and after a 13-year career, under the command of Captain Langan, was making a trip across Lake Erie with a load of wheat on Nov. 14, 1883, and encountered a severe snowstorm and ran aground near Long Point, Ontario, and sank with all hands lost (seven-nine crew members).

The two Fitzgeralds were actually related. Edmond Fitzgerald was a great-uncle to Edmund Fitzgerald.

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On Nov. 9 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald set sail from Superior, Wis., bound for Detroit and along with the Arthur M. Anderson (still sailing today) headed into one of the worst storms that Lake Superior has ever seen. By the evening of Nov. 10, Big "Fitz" would come to rest at the bottom of Lake Superior taking all 29 men down with it.

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