Correction: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect lighthouse and an incorrect location. This story has been updated to reflect the correct information.

SUPERIOR, Wis. (WFRV) – The Superior Entry South Breakwater Lighthouse was vandalized earlier this week when the private structure that houses the light was broken into and extinguished.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes, the incident is believed to have happened on Tuesday, August 9.

Officials say that the “vandalism not only damaged a landmark but also put mariners, who depend on it for safe navigation, in danger.”

  • Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Lighthouse - Edited
  • Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Lighthouse - Edited

The Superior Entry Lighthouse helps guide ships into the canal that come in from Lake Superior, and went into commission on June 30, 1913.

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