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07 - A Showplace for Visitors

Posted byadmin on 27 May 2010 | Tagged as: History, Podcast

Staged shot of visitors to Splitrock lighthouse ca. 1940sSplit Rock Lighthouse as the name suggests has had a divided personality. This fissure in it’s identity can perhaps be traced to a single event - the opening of the North shore Highway in 1924. What was once a foreboding fortress of rock and pine accessible only by water became in only a few short years an attraction besieged with visitors.

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

06 - A Lesson in Lighthouse Technology

Posted byadmin on 12 May 2010 | Tagged as: History, Podcast

Split Rock Lighthouse blueprintOne must forget for a moment the world of computers and telecommunications to appreciate the ingenuity of classic lighthouse technology. The towers and their lights, like the men who served them, had to be at once ruggedly independent and as dependable as the night was long.

Excerpt fromĀ Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

05 - Standing for Inspection

Posted byadmin on 19 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: History, Podcast

Split Rock lighthouse and United States Lighthouse Service tender boat Amaranth. Seeing the ships “Amaranth” and “Marigold” the meant the delivery of vital supplies, however, at least once a session the visits took on an added element of surprise and excitement as an 11th district superintendent would be onboard to inspect the lighthouse station.

Excerpt fromĀ Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

04 - Living at the Light

Posted byadmin on 15 Mar 2010 | Tagged as: Podcast

Assistant lighthouse keeper Adam B. Sayles on dwelling porch with Sayles children and Covell children, Split Rock LighthouseWhat was it like to grow up in the long shadow cast by the lighthouse? Waves pounding the caves beneath the cliffs so hard the whole rock quaked, gale winds driving spray completely over the promontory sculpting ice an inch thick on the east windows, water pipes and ink bottles freezing, hot water heat failing, lightening storms knocking down curtains and making the telephone dance in the living room…

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

03 - Keeping the Light

Posted byadmin on 16 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: History, Podcast

Franklin J. Covell by the lighthouse lens The first assistants were seasoned veterans and the keepers themselves were, by any standards, resourceful men devoted to their calling and capable of exceptional and even heroic service. All this in spite meager wages that forced these same men to labor as painters, paper hanging, and other odd winter time careers to support their families.

Excerpt from Split Rock Lighthouse by MHS Press

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