Duluth Canal Lighthouses at Sunrise

The Duluth-Superior Harbor on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin is the busiest bulk cargo port on the Great Lakes. But, in the early hours of the day, the waterfront becomes a therapeutic escape from the frantic activity of the rest of the day.

The entrance to the Duluth-Superior ship canal is marked by two historic lighthouses: the Duluth North Pierhead Light and the Duluth South Breakwater Light. The southern light has served the port’s freighters since 1874, but the narrowness of the canal and frequent foggy conditions necessitated a second light to the north, first lit in 1910.

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Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light: Duluth North Pierhead Lighthouse
Inventory of Historic Light Stations: Duluth South Breakwater
US Army Corps of Engineers: Duluth-Superior Harbor
Acoustic Alchemy Official Site

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