1910-1928 Orren "Pete" Young
Orren "Pete" Young served as the first head lighthouse keeper at Split Rock Light Station. A former sailor, Young began his lighthouse career in 1901 serving along Lake Superior’s Michigan coast. In 1910 Young moved to the new Split Rock Lighthouse. His family, a wife and four children, would come to live at the lighthouse in the summer months but never lived there permanently. In the later years of his career, they lived in a year-round home 20 miles south of Split Rock in Two Harbors. Young retired at the mandatory age of 70 in 1928.