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Split Rock Lighthouse - T Shirt Collection

Split Rock Lighthouse - T Shirt Collection

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Split Rock Scenic Historic Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse T-Shirts

 After a high wind in November 1905 destroyed nearly 30 ships the president of a steamship company led a delegation urging the U.S Lighthouse Service to build the rugged landmark known as Split Rock Lighthouse.
Completed in 1910 Split Rock Light Station oversaw the safe passage of cargo ships carrying newly mined ore from the Iron Range in Upper Minnesota for half a century.
 As American novelist James Oliver Curwood proclaimed, the North Shore of Lake Superior was "the most dangerous piece of water in the world."  As new navigational technology, such as Long Range Navigation (LORAN), radar, and Global Positioning System (GPS), began to emerge, the use of lighthouses as navigational tools declined. Split Rock Light Station was closed in 1969.

The State of Minnesota obtained the historic and scenic landmark in 1971 and transferred administrative responsibility for the 25-acre Split Rock Lighthouse historic site to the Minnesota Historical Society in 1976.

The historic site has been restored to its early 1920s appearance, a time when the isolated light station was accessible only by water. Each year, thousands of visitors stop at the lighthouse and visitor center to learn about the history of this Minnesota icon and take in the beauty of the Lake Superior shoreline. Split Rock Light Station was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2011.

 These T-shirts are amazing and only available from Smiling Wombat! The graphics are very well done and the shirt is very comfortable and digitally printed on premium 100% cotton T's. We would highly recommend this shirt to anyone interested in the history of lighthouses.

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