Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another Day at the Beach Scenario

Minnesota Trip Day #5:
Today I am going to take you on a photo journey. Come with me, through this tunnel, up to Split Rock Lighthouse. Built in 1905, the Split Rock Lighthouse stood to protect the sailor and his vessel from crashing into the steep coastline on the darkest and stormiest nights. Many a sailor was lost upon the ravaging waters of Lake Superior. Especially that cold cruel day in November so many years ago. 29 boats were lost to the depths on that day. And hence the Light of Split Rock shines on brightly, to warn the weary sea captain, lest such treachery befall them.
The now retired lighthouse.
Looking out from the inside.
The lighthouse keeper's homes. There were three keeper's. One house for each.
(If I remember properly.)
Along this coastline is where many a ship foundered
on that dark and stormy night, before the lighthouse was built.
This is how Adam stands still so we can get our photo taken together.This is Jim next to a really big rock.The shore of Lake Superior is equally as rocky (or rather more so) as Lake Ontario, but a bit more picturesque from this angle. Notice the lighthouse on the top of the cliff in the background.
There was a small rocky island next to the mainland, where we could view the lighthouse perfectly. Adam thought it would be fun to dive off said rocky island and go swimming. But I said it was not safe.
A pile of rocks.


Martha said...

I'm glad to see you remembered to leave a pile of rocks on the beach. That is important.

Imagine 29 boats being lost in one day! How terrible! What a mess that must have been and sad too.

Love the pictures. Thank you. :)

Bethany said...

The rocks were left by someone before me... I am not a good rock engineer.

Heather said...

I loved the last picture and caption, as well;-) Jimmy took you so many beautiful and interesting places while you were out visiting!! You really should let Adam know that he was way too far away from you in that picture. Was he running away from you?

Martha said...

Maybe Kim and Nivya left the rock pile. :)

Bethany said...

YES! He was running away from me! I handed Jim my camera and asked him to take a picture of us, and Adam took off like a shot! He ran so fast over those rocks, I was amazed. And dumbfounded.