The lighthouse in Two Harbors is part of a set of museums operated by the county historical society; you can pay ten bucks a person and get to see all of them. That seemed like a pretty good deal so we went for it. The nice lady at the cash register had some sort of technical problem, resulting in our museum passes costing -$50,000. Sadly, she fixed the error before we got the 50K.
But anyway, we were in, and climbed up inside the lighthouse as far as permitted, which gave us a porthole-shaped view of the harbor.
And then, on our way out the nice lady at the cash register asked if we’d seen the ships – one leaving the port and the other coming in. It was, she said, the first time in 36 years she’d seen such a sight. Two ships! At once! How lucky for us!
Later the Patient Spouse said he thought that seeing two ships was surely a common thing, citing her first attempt at figuring out the entrance fee as a reason to doubt her veracity. I guess I see his point.
Two Harbors, Minnesota