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The Witch of November: The 40th Annivers
The Port Dover Harbour Museum is honoured to present an evening of conversation, film and music with Mike Fletcher and Ian Bell at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre on Thursday, November 5th at 7 p.m.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the S.S.Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior. The Witch of November struck with a violent storm and all the men on board that Great Lake freighter were lost. In 2010, father-son dive team, Mike and Warren Fletcher launched an investigation about the sinking of the ship for their television film series "Dive Detectives." "Dive Detectives" is an underwater investigation series produced by Yap films for History Television Network, the Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic Television. Through film clips and storytelling, Mike will share the discoveries made during the investigation. Mike's presentation will be complemented by live musical performances by Ian Bell, which will feature traditional Great Lakes songs.

Mike Fletcher, hails from Norfolk County, and is not only a working professional diver, but a certified decompression-chamber operator, a licensed dive medic, and an underwater cinematographer. Mike has undertaken some of the most challenging dives throughout the world and some of his finds have made international headlines. He was on teams that have searched for the "Andrea Gail;" the ship immortalized in the movie, "The Perfect Storm. He's also searched for downed war time submarines in the Philippines and in 1983 he found the elusive shipwreck "The Atlantic." With Mike's perseverance, the artifacts from this ship were recovered and today are exhibited at the Port Dover Museum.

Renowned Folk Musician Ian Bell has been performing original music across North America for over 30 years. As a long-time freelance broadcaster, Ian has worked on many occasions with Stuart McLean on CBC Radio's Vinyl Café. He has co-written and served as musical director for five Vinyl Café national concert broadcasts. For seven years Ian was a regular contributor to the weekend Fresh Air program on CBC radio. He has also contributed to numerous film scores and performed period music for, and occasionally appeared in, the TV series The Road to Avonlea. In 2013 Ian created Forget me Not When far Away a new CD of traditional songs of the Great Lakes and was nominated for a "Traditional Singer" CFMA award. Ian is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who plays the guitar, button accordion, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and pipes.

Don't miss this evening of music, conversation and film. Tickets must be purchased through the Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 519-583-2221.Tickets are $20 each.