Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sights to See

This is Lady Slipper Lodge located in Gooseberry Park. It was built back in the late 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). We went there one evening to listen to a talk about the "CCC Boys." I love history, and it was very interesting to hear about. The building itself is very rustic, but beautiful, built with stones and logs that were cut from the surrounding area.

This is Split Rock Lighthouse. It is quite an interesting place to visit. Now, of course, you can drive up to the light house on a road. Initially, when the lighthouse was first built, and for several of its first years of operation, there were no roads near it, so supplies and other building materials were sent out on boats that would anchor near the cliff, and things were either wenched up to the light house, or were carried up a VERY long and steep flight of stairs. Lighthouse keepers and their families lived in homes near the lighthouse year round.

And finally, a shot of the waters of Lake Superior splashing on some of its rocky shoreline.

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