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SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE STATE PARK

North Shore Abrasives Company built a crushing house high above the lake shore on Corundum Point. Large concrete footings are still present along the Corundum Mine Site Trail. In Historical Sites and Place Names of Country’s North Shore, John Fritzen writes that forest fires destroyed the building in May 1910.

From the summit of Corundum Point you can see the lighthouse in the distance across Little Two Harbors. From this distance it looks quite small sitting on top of the distant cliff. If you hike this trail in the fall you may also see a family of Peregrine Falcons. They have recently started nesting on waterside cliffs on the North Shore. By late summer the young are flying, but still rely on their parents for most of their food. The youngsters make quite of fuss, encouraging the parents to get them something to eat.

Another point of interest on this hike is at the mouth of the Split Rock River where the route begins. Here you will see the jagged remains of pilings, remnants of a wharf and dam that was once part of a logging operation conducted by the Split Rock Lumber Company from 1899 to 1906. In addition to the wharf and dam, there was also a store, post office, warehouse, and living quarters for the men at the mouth of the river.

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