Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Split Rock Lighthouse: Part 1

In my desire not to overwhelm you
with my visit of this
amazing lighthouse,
I am going to give it to you
in sections.
 
I could probably do several weeks
posts on just this one place
but will attempt to
reduce it to 3 parts.
 
 
Let me begin:
 
 
Split Rock Lighthouse
Built in 1910
Restored to it's 1920 appearance.
 







The girls with a lighthouse keeper.




 The tower is 54'.
Looking up.
 
 
 
 

 Preparing for guests
at the light keepers home.







It can be heard for 5 miles.


 
A second lighthouse keeper.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 


The lighthouse keepers desk.




Going up!







Looking out the top.





 Going down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As charming as he is handsome!





 
The beacon.
It had a range of 22 miles.
 
The lighthouse operated from 1910 - 1961.
Modern navigational equipment made it obsolete in 1961.


24 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Real-life lighthouse keepers! How neat!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

amazing!! thanks, for sharing Jill. i think it would be a real blast to run one of those lighthouses. so fun!! i bet it would be full of stories & think of the views you would & could see. ha. ha!!! ( :

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful. Amazing photos. Thank you for thinking of us followers to share your vacation with. Ana

KK said...

You always manage to surprise me with the fine details and photographs and history of the places you visit. You should start a tourist guiding business or something :-)

Beth said...

Wonderful photos! What a great place to visit.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun tour!

Debbie said...

so much interesting detail, jill!! and such beautiful images!!

Jackie said...

I love light houses, especially this one, great pictures Jill, Looking forward to Parts 2 & 3 :)

Donna said...

Awww...That's a cute little lighthouse keeper....ahhhh....lighthouse!!Hahaaa
Cool shots!
hughugs

TexWisGirl said...

what a quaint little place - and sweet folks, too.

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, Such a nice vacation. I loved the fog horn it was fun to hear. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Madi and Mom said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LIGHTHOUSES AND SPLIT ROCK IS BEAUTIFUL. NORTH CAROLINA HAS LOTS OF LIGHTHOUSES TOO WE ARE STILL TRYING TO SEE ALL OF THEM.
EXCELLENT POST.
HUGS MADI AND CECILIA

Paula said...

I enjoyed the pictures. I've only visited one lighthouse in my life and that was at the Texas coast south of here.

Paula said...

Loved every single picture!

Jeanne said...

I just love the lighthouses on the great lakes. This one is really special, still has a keeper. Greats shots!!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Love all your pictures on your vacation.
Thanks for sharing.

Who are those pretty girls going down those stairs.

Plus up on stairs with the god looking guy.

I bet that was the best part with the good looking guy up top.

Sue said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog after seeing my link over at Sandie's......I love lighthouses and this one is a real beauty.....I love how you can actually stay in them. I would love one day to stay up in Maine where they are in almost every town....

Buttons said...

Oh Jill these photos are amazing. What a great time I can tell by the smiles:) B

Chatty Crone said...

So tell me - how far is this beautiful light house from you Jill - how interesting! sandie

Saun said...

love lighthouses your photos are awesome. I love the one with the girls going down the stairwell.

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful pictures Jill, I love lighthouses.

Bee Lady said...

I wonder what it is about lighthouses...I love them. Once we went n a vacation up the West coast of Michigan and stopped at every lighthouse from South Haven to Mackinac Island! There is something mysterious and romantic about them, don't you think?

Cindy Bee

Lynne said...

Great tour, gorgeous day and looks like fun was had by all!

EG CameraGirl said...

I think it's great that the lighthouse has been restored! It's a beauty and full of charm.