Minnesota is one of the states in the Midwestern part of the USA. The state is known to have a good number of ancient and modern lighthouses, which are actually quite a view to see.
One of the best and very ancient lighthouses in Minnesota is the Grand Marais Lighthouse, which came into being after the La Pointe Treaty, in the year 1854. The words Grand Marais means great marsh in French, and this name was said to have been given to the lighthouse, symbolizing the huge marsh land that was present near it. The light house was officially inaugurated in the year 1904, when the light from the lighthouse was first shone out. By the year 1937, the lights were automated, following the retirement of the keeper.
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Another popular lighthouse in Minnesota is Split Rock Lighthouse, which has been a witness to many events. The destruction of the vessels Madiera, Edenborn, etc are just some of the stories to which this lighthouse has been a witness. This lighthouse lies to the north of Split Rock, around half a mile distance from it. Apart from being a normal lighthouse that guides vessels in the dark, this lighthouse is very much bonded with the historic events that took place in and around Minnesota.
Yet another popular name among the lighthouses, which you shouldn’t miss out on, is the Two Harbors. Situated between Burlington Bay and Agate Bay, this lighthouse is a perfect tourist spot, with a light tower, the home for the assistant keeper and the pilot house.