Minnesota Lighthouses

Minnesota Lighthouses

Something that a lot of lighthouse enthusiasts are unaware of is the fact that Minnesota has some of the most loved and popular lighthouses in the United States. Unlike some other states it does not have a large variety of lighthouses, but the ones that are there are definitely appreciated and used; which can be said due to the fact that a handful of the light stations in the state are still active. The first lighthouse in Minnesota was constructed back in 1858 and the last one that was built was done so in 1922, yet they’re not treated as old unimportant buildings but the people who live there are trying to do their best to keep them around for many years to come. You

Something that catches many people off guard and is often times shocking is the fact that the state of Minnesota is nowhere near the ocean. For that reason many people ask and wonder “why in the world this Minnesota half lighthouses?” Put simply part of the shoreline of Lake Superior touches some of the coast of Minnesota and as a result there is a port that is heavily used in the city of Duluth. It is at this port that many commercial ships move and transport large quantities of iron from one place to another. Currently there is no organization preservation society that is dedicated to protecting the lighthouses in Minnesota, however this state in particular doesn’t seem to have too many issues with their lighthouses being threatened. This is probably because the people who live in Minnesota truly value and appreciate their lighthouses, and for that reason there is currently only one lighthouse that has been ruined.

Split Rock Lighthouse

The Split Rock Lighthouse