Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Edmund Fitzgerald Shipwreck


Join us on Thursday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at MCC’s Greenville campus for “The Edmund Fitzgerald Shipwreck” presented by Mike Fornes.


Retired radio and television personality Mike Fornes brings to life the story of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.


Mike will share stories of the crew members, their families and the ironies of a doomed ship in one of the worst storms in Great Lakes history. His presentation is entertaining, educational and witty. He will also sing as Gordon Lightfoot and share how it all connects. You won’t want to miss this unique program! 


His program has been enjoyed by many. Lifelong Learner Pat Willison shares:

“We so enjoyed Mike Fornes’ program on the Mackinac Bridge that we attended another program he presented on the Edmund Fitzgerald — a Lake Superior shipwreck. Besides the history, he told of the connection to songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, and a ballad he recorded commemorating the shipwreck. Mike Fornes’ program is entertaining, humorous and educational.”


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