Cook County Historical Society featured on PBS North WDSE TV
The Cook County Historical Society recently took posession 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.)