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Split Rock Lighthouse Sunrise

Split Rock Light is located just south of Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA on the North Shore of Lake Superior about 50 miles north of Duluth.  The lighthouse was completed in 1910 at a cost of $75,000.   It is built on a 130-foot sheer cliff.  The tower of the lighthouse is hexagonal and constructed of brick, reinforced with a steel skeleton.   The light was retired in 1969 bythe U. S. Coast Guard.   Each year on November 10th,  the Lighthouse marks the anniversary of the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The lighthouse, normally closed during the winter, is reopened for this one day event and the beacon is lighted at dusk. Hundreds of visitors have attended this event each year since the ceremony was started in 1985.
Canon EOS 5D, f/16 @ 59 mm, ISO 100