List of lighthouses in Minnesota

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This is a list of all lighthouses in the U.S. state of Minnesota as identified by the United States Coast Guard. There are five active lights in the state; one light is inactive but has been converted to a museum, and one is in ruins.

The first lighthouse in the state was erected in 1858[1] and the last in 1922 (ignoring automated towers erected later); the oldest active light is the Two Harbors Light.[2]

If not otherwise noted, focal height and coordinates are taken from the United States Coast Guard Light List,[3] while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.[2]

Name Location Coordinates Image Focal
Height
Built[note 1] Automated Deactivated Status
Duluth North Pier Light end of north breakwater of Duluth, Minnesota harbor entrance 46°46′52″N 92°05′17″W / 46.7810°N 92.0881°W / 46.7810; -92.0881 (Duluth North Pier Light) Duluth North Pier Light HAER.png 043 43 ft (13 m) 1910 unknown Active
Duluth South Breakwater Inner Light south breakwater of Duluth harbor entrance near the lift bridge 46°46′44″N 92°05′30″W / 46.7788°N 92.0918°W / 46.7788; -92.0918 (Duluth South Breakwater Light) Duluth South Breakwater Inner Range Light USCG.jpg 068 68 ft (21 m) 1889/1901 1976 Active
Duluth South Breakwater Outer Light end of south breakwater of Duluth harbor entrance 46°46′48″N 92°05′15″W / 46.7801°N 92.0875°W / 46.7801; -92.0875 (Duluth South Breakwater Light) Duluth South Breakwater Light HAER.png 044 44 ft (13 m) 1874/1901 1976 Active
Grand Marais Light harbor entrance in Grand Marais, Minnesota 47°44′43″N 90°20′16″W / 47.7452°N 90.3379°W / 47.7452; -90.3379 (Grand Marais Light) Evening on the Gd Marias Light.jpg 048 48 ft (15 m) 1885/1922 1937 Active
Minnesota Point Light Minnesota Point east of Superior, Wisconsin 46°42′36″N 92°01′33″W / 46.7100°N 92.0259°W / 46.7100; -92.0259 (Minnesota Point Light)[4] Minnesota Point Light Postcard.jpg 050 approx. 50 ft (15 m) 1858 1913 Ruins
Split Rock Light Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in Beaver Bay Township, Minnesota 47°12′00″N 91°22′02″W / 47.1999°N 91.3671°W / 47.1999; -91.3671 (Split Rock Light)[5] Northern MN Spring 2005 150.jpg 168 168 ft (51 m)[5] 1910 1969 Inactive/Museum[note 2]
Two Harbors Light Two Harbors, Minnesota 47°00′50″N 91°39′49″W / 47.0140°N 91.6635°W / 47.0140; -91.6635 (Two Harbors Light) TwoHarborsLight.jpg 078 78 ft (24 m) 1892 1980 Active/Museum

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ If there is a second date, it represents the date the most recent tower was lit.
  2. ^ The beacon is still working but is only lit on special occasions.

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