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Split Rock Lighthouse closing after lightning strike

The beacon of the Split Rock Lighthouse, on the north shore of Lake Superior near Two Harbors,...
The beacon of the Split Rock Lighthouse, on the north shore of Lake Superior near Two Harbors, Minn., is lit Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, in honor of the 29 men that died 31 years ago when the ore carrier Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a horrendous November gale.(JACK RENDULICH | AP Photo/Jack Rendulich)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 5:21 PM CDT
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TWO HARBORS, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) -- Split Rock Lighthouse is closing on May 10th and May 11th due to a lightning strike. They announced that in a Facebook post Monday.

The Visitor Center and Historic Site intend to reopen on May 12th.

No word on any damage or injuries that might have occurred.

Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state.

The lighthouse was built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910, It has 1000 watts of power.

The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1969, the lantern is still in operational condition and is lit each November 10 during the Edmund Fitzgerald Beacon Lighting Ceremony.

Split Rock Lighthouse is a Minnesota Historical Society site and now operated by the group.

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