Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior

Further up the coast we visited another lighthouse. It is interesting to read about how isolated this one was. There were no roads when it was built around 1909 so everything came to them by water. The housing was for the light keepers and their families. There were 4 keepers because every 2 – 4 hours, day and night, they had to pull the ropes for the pulley to reset the light to revolve. The keepers and their families left when the shipping season was over and returned the following spring.

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