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November 6, 2015

Duluth ENTERTAINMENT and CONVENTION CENTER – Lake Superior Ballroom

Duluth, MN

11:30 am-12:00 pm    REGISTRATION and CHECK IN BEGINS
                             Lake Superior Ballroom
12:00-12:15 pm           WELCOME and OPENING REMARKS
                                 Adele Yorde, Duluth Seaway Port Authority                     

12:15 -1:15 pm             KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER
                                  Mr. Stephen Brooks
                                  President, Chamber of Marine Commerce
                                  Winds of Change: How the Great Lakes became one of the safest shipping corridors in the world

1:30 -2:30 pm               AFTERNOON SPEAKER
                                  Bruce Lynn
                                  Executive Director, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

12:00 -5:00 pm             OPEN HOUSE
                                   Lake Superior Magazine Open House Event
                                   Visit the offices of one of Duluth’s oldest and most respected publications.
                                   Refreshments provided. 310 East Superior Street.

2:30 -3:00 pm               TEN NOVEMBER SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
                                   Featuring a special peformance from the Duluth Playhouse’s production of
                                   "Ten November." Based on the compelling history and tragedy of the Edmund Fitzgerald

3:00 -5:00 pm               AFTERNOON TOUR OPTIONS
                                          Great Lakes Aquarium
                                          Special behind the scenes tour of the Great Lakes Aquarium
                                          353 Harbor Drive in Duluth
                                          Superior Public Museum
                                          Guided tour of Superior Public Museums’ historic Fairlawn Mansion
                                          $5 admission – 906 East 2nd Street, Superior, WI
                                          UW-Superior Jim Dan Hill Libary
                                          Behind the scenes tour of the Lake Superior Maritime Collections
                                          Belknap and Catlin in Superior, WI
                                          Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
                                          Historical video showings
                                          600 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN – Canal Park

6:00 -8:00 pm               EVENING SPECIAL EVENT
                                   Opening Gala Reception
                                   Sponsored by Lake Superior Marine Museum Association
                                   Enjoy and evening of food and fun with your fellow maritime enthusiasts.         
6:30 -7:00 pm               OPENING CEREMONIES
                                    Janell Mussman, LSMMA President
                                    Elmer Engman, Gales Founder
                                    Denise Wolvin, LSMVC Director




November 7, 2015

Duluth ENTERTAINMENT and CONVENTION CENTER – Lake Superior Ballroom

Duluth, MN

8:30-9:00 am                     REGISTRATION and CHECK IN OPENS 
Ballroom J
In front of Ballroom J
9:00-10:00 am                   KEYNOTE – OPENING SPEAKER 
Lake Superior Ballroom      Fred Stonehouse, Author and Historian “Sisters in the Storm” 
Left Side-Ballroom J
9:00 am                             SILENT AUCTION BIDDING BEGINS
Lake Superior Ballroom     EXHIBIT HALL OPENS
Right Side
10:15-11:00 am                  Terry Pepper, Executive Director, Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association
Lake Superior Ballroom      
Left Side-Ballroom J
10:15-11:00 am                  Carol Christenson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
French river room
Across from the Ballroom
11:15 am -12:00 pm           Michael Schumacher, Author of “The Mighty Fitz”
Lake Superior Ballroom
Left Side-Ballroom J
12:15 am -1:15 pm             KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKERS
Back Side of the Ballroom   Featuring some of the most pivotal and noted experts on the tragedy
1:30-2:15 pm                     Ric Mixter, Producer, Lecturer and Author
Lake Superior Ballroom
Left Side-Ballroom J                            

1:30-2:15 pm                     Ann Michler Lewis, Author “Ship Captains Daughter” 
French river room
Across from the Ballroom
2:30-3:15 pm                     Fitzgerald Findings
Lake Superior Ballroom      “What Caused the Loss” Team of Researchers - Jerry Lawson, Joe Burbul and Tom Drouillard 
Left Side-Ballroom J      
2:30-3:15 pm                     Timothy C. McCall, Ph. D.
French river room              Historian, Lecturer and Author of the web site – S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald Online
Across from the Ballroom
3:15 pm                            SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
                                        Results will be posted at 4:00 at the LSMMA Booth
3:30-4:15 pm                     Pam Johnson, Daughter of Robert Rafferty, Cook on board the Edmund Fitzgerald
Lake Superior Ballroom 
Left Side-Ballroom J      
3:30-4:15 pm                     Bob Abrahamson, Author “Luck of the Draw – The Mataafa Story”
French river room
Across from the Ballroom
4:30-5:15 pm                     Ken Merryman, Author and Historian and Jerry Eliason, Historian, Shipwreck Expert
Lake Superior Ballroom
Left Side-Ballroom J                                          
4:00 – 5:30 pm                 SILENT AUCTION RESULTS POSTED and PICK UP and PAY FOR ITEMS
                                        Winner’s numbers will be posted at the LSMMA Booth
5:30 pm                            CRUISE of a LIFETIME DRAWING 
                                        EXHIBIT HALL CLOSES


       FREE ADMISSION      



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