Grand Marais Light

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Grand Marais Light
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Summer evening at Grand Marais
Grand Marais Light is located in Minnesota
Grand Marais Light
Location Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA
Coordinates 47°44′42″N 90°20′18″W / 47.7451°N 90.3382°W / 47.7451; -90.3382Coordinates: 47°44′42″N 90°20′18″W / 47.7451°N 90.3382°W / 47.7451; -90.3382
Year first constructed 1922[1]
Year first lit 1922 [1]
Construction Steel[1]
Tower shape Skeletal[1]
Markings / pattern White[1]
Height 34 feet (10 m)[1]
Focal height 48 feet (15 m)[1]
Original lens Fifth Order, Fresnel[1]
Current lens Fifth Order[1]

Grand Marais Light is located on the outer end of a breakwater on the shore of Lake Superior in the city of Grand Marais in Cook County, Minnesota, United States.[2][unreliable source?] It is located in USCG District 9.[1]

The tower was first lit in 1922 and is still operational.[1]

The original keeper's house on shore is now operated as the main museum of the Cook County Historical Society. The museum features exhibits on area history, industry and culture.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Inventory of Historic Light Stations--Minnesota Lighthouses--Grand Marais Light". National Park Service. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  2. ^ Wobser, Dave. "Grand Marais (Minnesota) Light". Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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