It was a freezing cold November 10 day on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I ventured out on the ice to get a better look at what caught my attention up on the cliff. With a sheet of wet ice beneath my feet I set up my tripod. Getting a good grip on the ice was a feat to remember but I just had to capture on film (yes, film) what I saw on that mighty cliff.
Little did I know at the time that history had been made here and now this is one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the US…Split Rock Lighthouse.
Before Split Rock Lighthouse days 29 ships were lost on Lake Superior during the storm of 1905. No light to help save the 29 ships. In 1910 that was remedied with the first light to shine on Lake Superior from the Split Rock Lighthouse and it kept shining until 1969. Split Rock Lighthouse still stands atop a 130 foot sheer cliff, once a beacon for passing ships and now an icon for travelers.
But never to be forgotten, the light shines again every November 10 in memory of the SS Edmund-Fitzgerald that sank on that date in 1975.
Waiting for the Edmund Fitzgerald