The historic Split Rock Lighthouse was packed with hundreds of visitors this evening for the annual event remembering the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The Edmund Fitzgerald went down with its full crew of 29 men on November 10, 1975. Every year on the anniversary since 1985, the Minnesota Historical Society will light up the historic lighthouse in honor of those who died on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Footage shot from Ellingson Island of the large crowd of dozens of photographers lined up on the shore waiting for the light to be turned on.
The rest of the footage is when the light was turned on and various clips of near and wide shots of the lighthouse with the light on.