Minnesota Point Lighthouse – Duluth, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 42.603 W 092° 01.557
15T E 574452 N 5173404
Quick Description: The Minnesota Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1858 to help guide shipping vessels safely to the harbor between Minnesota and Wisconsin Points.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2013 3:26:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMHB3P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Minnesota Point Lighthouse was constructed in 1858 to help guide shipping vessels safely to the harbor between Minnesota and Wisconsin Points. The light station and keeper’s house were built from brick and coated with whitewash. The lighthouse service was discontinued in 1871 due to disrepair of the structure and construction of the new Duluth Ship Canal which bypassed the Superior Entry.

The lighthouse ruins are now ½ mile from the water because of the shifting sands of the point. It is on the trail that leads to the point and is enclosed with a fence.
Street address:
Minnesota Point
Duluth, MN USA
55802


County / Borough / Parish: St. Louis County

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Transportation

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

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