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Split Rock Lighthouse by Margaret M. Glinke

The octangular brick tower is 54' tall and stands on a cliff 124' above Lake Superior. This inactive house is open to the public in summer months. The area was influenced by the magnetic interference by large iron ore deposits nearby and the extreme depth of the lake near the shore, making soundings difficult. The high site was a solution to compass and depth problems. The construction material and men were brought to the site and hoisted up over the face of the cliff. Three keepers' families originally manned it.

The station includes a beautiful columnar tower building, a fog signal building, three barns, oil storage building and three two story brick dwellings to accommodate the keepers' families. This light is located Northeast of Two Harbors, Minnesota. (1910)

Original, hand colored, in double mat and light oak,
29" x 35" $600.00.
Also available as a print.


The quality of the Margaret Glinke's fine art is much higher than we can show within limits of this web site. Slight tonal changes and blurring around the areas of strong contrast are a result of the JPEG compression process, and are not part of the high quality originals.

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Artwork by Margaret M. Glinke
6071 Thorneycroft
Shelby Township, MI 48316 USA

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