Monday, October 31, 2016

The Split Rock Light on the North Shore of Lake Superior

We've been wanting to camp here for months and although it's late October... we finally made it!

The Split Rock Light was built in 1910 and guided ship traffic on Lake Superior.

" At the turn of the 20th century, Lake Superior’s Minnesota shoreline was a dark and isolated place northeast of Two Harbors. As shipping traffic blossomed, so did concerns about this remote stretch of coastline. Mariners advocated for a lighthouse to help captains keep their bearings, but it took a catastrophic November storm and the loss of lives and multiple vessels to convince the U.S. Congress to build what would become among the most recognized and beautiful landmarks on Lake Superior – Split Rock Lighthouse." -

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