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Michigan's Upper PeninsulaAuthor: sightseeingsue (More Trip Reviews by sightseeingsue)
Date of Trip: April 2006
Don't miss seeing the short narrative movie made by the Discovery Channel and played regularly near the lighthouse in a very tiny theater. It cost a few bucks to watch but it's chuck full of information and facts of the Edmund Fitzgerald's last journey. While departing, no words are spoken, eyes are filled with tears, Gordon Lightfoots song "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" plays, and the bells chime 29 times -- once for each man lost that November day. It's a powerful presentation and one that leaves you totally understanding while the Whitefish Point Shipwreck Museum stands today.
Before leaving, make sure to check out the gift shop located next to the museum. Its jammed full of cool books, maps, artwork, shirts, and many other trinkets exclusive to the point. A small store is also found here which offers snacks and sodas if needed. Expect to spend a couple hours here or more, as there lots of things to do and see. In the five times I have visited this place, each time I find something new and exciting and ready to explore. Hours of operation are 10am to 6pm daily , from May 15th through Oct. 15th. A large parking lot awaits you and gets very full with visitors, but dontt worry about this place feeling crowded as its offers lots of areas for people to wander around and discover.
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