Split Rock Lighthouse - Two Harbors MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 47° 12.005 W 091° 22.018
15T E 623686 N 5228692
Quick Description: This NRHP structure is the Split Lake Lighthouse located on Highway 61 between Two Harbors and Silver Bay, Minnesota.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2012 7:16:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMEZNQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
It is usually referred to as Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors but it's 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors and only 8 miles southwest of Silver Bay.

When a November gale-force wind in 1905 claimed seven ships within 12 miles of Split Lake River, there was an increased demand for a lighthouse. Split Rock Lighthouse was completed in 1909 and commissioned in 1910. It was used until it was decommissioned in 1969 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Street address:
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
Two Harbors, MN United States
55616


County / Borough / Parish: Lake County

Year listed: 1969

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation , Water-Related

Current function: Landscape, Vacant/Not In Use; Park

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2012 To: 12/31/2015

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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