Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vacation, Part 3: Split Rock Lighthouse

Daddy John:  Our final sight-seeing adventure along the North Shore was Split Rock Lighthouse.

It was too early in the season for tours, but we were able to walk around the grounds and up to the lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built in 1910, in response to the great Mataafa Storm of 1905; in that storm 29 ships were lost.  Lake Superior is very cold and unforgiving, especially during the storm season. Read more about the lighthouse here: Split Rock Lighthouse

Searching for whales.
(Sorry, buddy, no whales in these waters)

Pete Dakota: This has been a nice vacation!


SimplySasha said...

What a fantastic place! Thank you for this post...loved it !

NeverUschi said...

The lake certainly looks large enough for whales. What a great place to take the boys, they'll have lots to tell to their brothers. You had fine weather, too.

Dee said...

Love the lighthouse and viewing point. Looks like a great place for visit. I love watching the water.
What a lovely vacation you and the boys have had, well worth that car trip :)

Angelo's Papa said...

Please return and visit during when the tours are available. We all want to know what it's like inside. The old lighthouses are so beautiful, mysterious and alluring.

Henry Holiday said...

This looks like a really interesting place. What a shame you couldn't go inside. Still gives you a good excuse to go again sometime.

Glad you had fun :-)