Will they take the “Duluth” out of the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light?

The West Central Tribune of Willmar reports the Willmar City Council is considering bringing the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light to the west-central Minnesota community.

Story link: Could a lighthouse soon light the way for boaters on Willmar’s lakes?

The Willmar paper notes:

The General Services Administration is offering the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light, first established in 1901 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, at no cost to eligible entities, which includes federal, state and local agencies, nonprofits, educational agencies or community development organizations. The lighthouse can then be used for education, park, recreation, cultural or historic preservation purposes.

The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act Notice of Availability for the Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light can be read at propertydisposal.gsa.gov.

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Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Update: A spokesperson with the U.S. General Services Administration has told the Duluth News Tribune that "If the lighthouse is transferred to a new owner, it will remain in its current location, as it will still be an active aid to navigation."

Is a Duluth lighthouse heading to landlocked Willmar? Probably not.

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