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The Split Rock Lighthouse is now maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society. Guided tours, an interpretive center and museum and hiking trails are features of the site. Photos courtesy of Lee Radzak, historic site manager

Split Rock Lighthouse: Celebrating 100 years of guiding light

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Early in the 20th century, iron ore shipping on Lake Superior became a huge enterprise - and a dangerous occupation.

A storm on Nov. 28, 1905, damaged 29 ships, including two ore carriers, which foundered on the rocky North Shore coastline between Two Harbors and Silver Bay, Minn.


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