Cook County Historical Society featured on PBS North WDSE TV

Grand Marais lighthouse - photo from U.S. Coast Guard archives
Grand Marais lighthouse - photo from U.S. Coast Guard archives

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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.)

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