The Cook County Historical Society recently took possession of the orginal Fresnel lens from the Grand Marais lighthouse. The lens dates back to the late 1800's and is known as a 5th order Fresnel lens, the second from the smallest of lighthouse lenses. The process of removing the lens, in September of this year, was filmed for a documentary produced by WDSE TV channel 8 (PBS North) in Duluth called "Rare Finds." The program will air Sunday, December 2nd at 5 p.m.
(Click on mp3 audio file above to hear an interview with Historical Society director Carrie McHugh.)