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Split Rock Lighthouse - "The Beacon"

Split Rock lighthouse is one of the most notable landmarks of Lake Superior's North Shore. The lighthouse is located off of Highway 61 about 45 minutes North of Duluth, MN. The incredible Mataafa Storm of 1905 claimed 29 vessels traveling on Lake Superior. One of these, the Madeira, was lost just North of where Split Rock lighthouse is located today. As a result, the United States Lighthouse Service began work on the Split Rock lighthouse we see today. The lighthouse was first lit up on July 31st, 1910.

In celebration of the lighthouses' centennial anniversary, it was lit up on the first Friday of every month during the Summer of 2010. This image is from one of those events that occured on the foggy evening of June 4th, 2010.