Gales of November

By KBJR News 1

November 2, 2013 Updated Nov 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The 26th annual Gales of November event is more than just a fundraiser for the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, it's a learning experience.

"We have a day long program of good solid speakers some dealing with more traditional history, others underwater archeology, what we can learn from ship wrecks," said President of the Lake Superior Museum Association, Jerry Sandvick.

One of the most famous ship wrecks happened November 10, 1975 the day Lake Superior took the Edmond Fitzgerald.

"I heard about it the next morning as I was going to work and it was kind of a shock to me to hear about a new wreck on Lake Superior," said Elmer Engman, founder of the Gales of November event.

While some can tell you where they were on that historic day, others had a more personal experience.

"At about 6:30 in the morning I started getting telephone calls wondering if their fathers, their brothers, or their sons...if they were alive, and I couldn't give them that answer," said Dale Hllingsworth.

Hollingsworth was serving active duty in the coast guard in Two Harbors on the night Lake Superior swallowed the Edmond Fitzgerald. He says he'll never forget that historic night.

"It's something that to really know, has to be experienced."

An experience the winds of Lake Superior carry every November.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.