Friday, July 03, 2009

Postcard Friday

Split Lock guided ships along the north shore of Lake Superior from 1910 until 1969. Towering above a 130 foot cliff, it sends a beacon of light 22 miles into the lake, and it is ceremoniously lighted once each year. It is one of North American's most renowned lighthouse that is now maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society. (Postcard photos were taken by Dennis O'Hara and Lee Radzak)

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  1. une très belle carte postale, j'aime ce coté vintage.

  2. Hi Kate,
    Thanks for sharing nice photos.
    Lighthouse postcard is an old and placed nice. Perfect. Bye.

  3. Saw a book, recently, on the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. Fascinating and beautiful.

  4. This is such an interesting card. Is this a postcard showing all of the different incarnations of the lighthouse? Sort of a "through the years" retrospective? It's lovely no matter what. Thanks!

  5. This is so awesome, love this card. I love lighthouses, also. Happy PFF!

  6. I know this place from a book on American Lighthouses. It was already one of my favorites, now with a reason more.

  7. This is such a refreshing postcard to see on this hot hot day! I want to hop into the image.. When I close my eyes I can almost hear the fog horn!

  8. What a beautiful postcard! Just exquisite! Thank you for sharing. Happy PFF!

  9. Why don't they just show one good picture instead of a bunch of little ones?

    There are some really weird designs on some Minneapolis and other Minnesota postcards too.

  10. Howdy
    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to
    What a fabulous card and great information too !
    Perfect for a hot July day and a reminder of an important part of our history the Lighthouse !
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July .
    Happy Trails

  11. The design is definitely a little odd. It's like Split Rock meets Middle Earth.

  12. This is a really impressive postcard. When my husband and I travel - especially in northern Quebec and northern New Brunswick - we always stop to visit the lighthouses.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  13. Love lighthouses and all the photo opps they bring. Great vintage postcard Kate.

  14. Anonymous3:59 PM

    happy PFF and a great weekend!

  15. Great one. I used to have a whole stack of Split Rock lighthouse cards.

  16. This is a lovely postcard....

    Have a beautiful weekend


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