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January 27, 2010

02 - Building the Light

Filed under: Podcast — admin @ 6:29 pm

Split Rock Lighthouse construction; Snapshot 1909-1910; Negative no. 44317 It took 18 months to build Split Rock Lighthouse on Minnesota’s North Shore. A construction crew of 35-50 men stayed on site in canvas tents throughout building, breaking only for the worst winter months. When the Lighthouse was finished on July 31, 1910 it stood as a much testament to the will of those who built it, as a navigation aid to those who need it.

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

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  1. Great stuff on this blog. Really enjoyed the information. Fascinating history! Makes one want to be a part of its semi-mystical presence.

    Comment by Leo — February 1, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

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