Love of Lighthouses North American Lighthouses: Split Rock Lighthouse

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Name: Split Rock Lighthouse

Location (State or Province): Minnesota

Date Established: 1910, deactivated 1969

Optics: 3rd order, bi-valve type Fresnel lens

Markings: yellow brick with black lantern

Range: 22 miles

Characteristics: 0.5-second flash every 9.5 seconds

Posted by Windigo on Mar 17, 2010 1:43 PM CST:
Travel Instructions:
From Two Harbors, travel north on Highway 61 for about 18 miles to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Turn east into the park and continue to the parking area. From May 15 - October 15, the lighthouse buildings and visitor center are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the rest of the year, the visitor center is open Thursday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. while the lighthouse buildings are closed. Call (218) 226-6372 for more information.

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