One morning during our trip to the North Shore, I drove to a scenic overlook where you can see Split Rock Lighthouse. I like the view from this overlook because it is at the same level as the lighthouse. The cliff on which the light house is built is 130 feet above the water. From 1910 to 1969, ships on Lake Superior depended on Spilt Rock to aid them in navigating the sometimes treacherous waters. In 1969, Split Rock was decommissioned because more advanced navigation tools were then in use.