Black and white photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse. Norton & Peel, September 1, 1939.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse. Norton & Peel, September 1, 1939.

Black and white photograph of Fog signal equipment at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Fog signal equipment at Split Rock Lighthouse

Photograph of fog signal equipment (gasoline air compressors) inside Split Rock Lighthouse. Date unknown.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Station c.1930.

Split Rock Station c.1930

Photograph of Split Rock Station c.1930.

Black and white photograph of Franklin J. Covell by the Split Rock Lighthouse lens.

Franklin J. Covell by the Split Rock Lighthouse lens

Photograph of first assistant (and eventual head light keeper) Franklin J. Covell standing next to the Split Rock Lighthouse lens c.1920.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Light Station and a tram car c.1916.

Split Rock Light Station and Tram Car

Photograph of Split Rock Light Station and a tram car c.1916.

Color image of U.S. Light House Service uniform hat.

U.S. Light House Service uniform hat

United States Light House Service uniform hat worn by Orren Young, the first head light keeper at Split Rock Light Station. Young wore the hat between 1910 and 1928.

Black and white photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse being built c.1909.

Split Rock Lighthouse under construction

Photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse being built c.1909.

Split Rock Lighthouse blueprint

Split Rock tower blueprint

Sectional diagram of the Split Rock tower. Created no earlier than 1907 and no later than 1969.

Color photograph of Split Rock Lighthouse, c.2000

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse Station. Photographed by Dennis Adams of the Federal Highway Administration c.2000.

Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse opened in the summer of 1910 to guide bulk ore ships sailing near Lake Superior's rocky coast. By 1940, its picturesque North Shore setting had made it one of the most visited lighthouses in the United States.

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