Late November gale damaged 29 ships on Lake Superior.
Split Rock light station commissioned.
Orren "Pete" Young served as head keeper at Split Rock.
Elevated tramway built to replace original hoisting engine and derrick at Split Rock.
Lake Superior International Highway completed past Split Rock. First tourists visited site by car.
Franklin J. Covell served as head keeper at Split Rock.
Split Rock fog signal gas engines replaced by diesels.
Tramway dismantled at Split Rock. Station received a truck to haul supplies. Second assistant designated laborer and truck driver.
Split Rock fog signal siren converted to a diaphone (two-tone, rather than single tone sound).
Lighthouse Service absorbed by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Split Rock station electrified. Incandescent oil vapor lamp replaced by Fresnel lens rotated by electric motor. Fog signal operated by electric motor. Well dug at Split Rock to improve station water supply.
U.S. Coast Guard taken over by U.S. Navy during World War II. Lightkeepers became "commanding officers."
Robert E. Bennetts served as last civilian keeper at Split Rock.
Fog signal discontinued at Split Rock (light continued).
Split Rock station decommissioned. Site is placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Site became part of Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
On November 10, the Edmund Fitzgerald and her 29 crew members were lost on Lake Superior.
Minnesota Historical Society began to administer the Split Rock station site.
Historic site area expanded from 7.6 acres to current 25-acre size. Restoration of the head keeper’s dwelling.
Visitor center opened.
Split Rock Lighthouse receives National Historic Landmark designation.