The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song
- 113 N. Stone St., Augusta, WI 54722
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- Presented By: Augusta Memorial Public Library
- Dates: November 9, 2019
- Location: Augusta Memorial Public Library
- Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Price: Free
“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song” will be presented by Professor Steve Ackerman at the Augusta Memorial Public Library on Saturday, November 9th from 2-3 PM.
The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was a freighter that sunk during a Lake Superior storm on November 10th, 1975, none of the 29 crew members survived. She remains the largest ship to have sunk in the Great Lakes.
Steve Ackerman, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, is an expert in the area of satellite meteorology, a field largely invented at UW–Madison. He is well known as an accomplished researcher, teacher and communicator of the science of weather and climate. #BadgerTalks
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Badger Talks reflect the UW-Madison tradition of the Wisconsin Idea — to extend the resources of the university to citizens of the state. The program works to bring faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of disciplines to communities throughout the state, in a sense bringing the UW to you. Professional, community, and civic organizations, as well as schools, are invited to request a UW–Madison speaker. Badger Talks is privately funded and is part of the Office of University Relations.