Posts From The Road: Split Rock Lighthouse

first_imgThere are numerous scenic stops along the way but one of the most picturesque is Split Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse stands tall creating a beautiful scene for visitors. Split Rock Lighthouse opened in 1910. During construction there were no roads leading to the area so all materials were shipped in and lifted up by a steam powered derrick. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1969. The property today is a state park. Photo by Gary Warren/ The North Shore Scenic Drive, or Minnesota Highway 61, is a scenic route that starts in Duluth, MN running in a northeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Superior for more than 150 mile to the Canadian border. Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos center_img The lighthouse stands 54 feet high. The building to the left is the Fog Signal Building, which is equipped with two huge fog horns. Photo by Gary Warren/ The rocky Lake Superior shoreline gives visitors a spectacular view of Split Rock Lighthouse sitting atop a 130 cliff over the lake. The beacon from the lighthouse was visible for 22 miles. Photo by Gary Warren/ A view from Highway 61 gives visitors a nice view of the Split Rock Lighthouse, which sits high on a cliff overlooking Lake superior. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img

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