Split Rock Lighthouse
In 1907, Congress appropriated $75,000 for a lighthouse and fog signal in the vicinity of Split Rock.
Workers completed the fifty four foot octagonal brick tower the following on July 31, 1910. Oren Young and his assistants lit the incandescent oil vapor lamp and set the bivalve Third Order Fresnel lens in motion for the first time. Situated on top of Split Rock, the lens boasted a focal plane of one hundred and sixty eight feet, the highest of all lights on the Great Lakes.
Split Rock is the most scenic and also the most photographed lighthouse on Lake Superior.
Photography is the process of capturing images produces by light. The phenomenon of light capture becomes an artform in itself that includes meteorology, astronomy, geography, and computer operations including digital capture, storage, and printing.
The human brain is an incredible organ; each image can trigger our minds eye to rerun stored memories such as sunrises on the ocean, and family events with incredible accuracy.
You can return to the same place many times with each image being different, depending on the light.