Along the shores of Gitchee Gummee, there is a very special anniversary taking place. The Split Rock Lighthouse is celebrating its centennial! To commemorate the occasion, every first friday of the month for this year, the lighthouse is illuminated. Last night a few hundred visitors came to witness the event over their holiday weekend. We fought for our places with the gnats to jockey for the best photo-taking position. I came back with a few nasty bites, but it was completely worth it as we got to share in the sight that usually only occurs twice each year - on the anniversaries of the dates that the lighthouse opened and the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
While we waited to be "enlightened," we watched the minor waves along the rocky shore and were treated to a ship slowly making it's way across the lake. And finally the the light was turned on!