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Observation Hill in Duluth in Saint Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Duluth-Superior Harbor

 
 
Duluth–Superior Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 26, 2007
1. Duluth–Superior Harbor Marker
Inscription.  
Duluth-Superior harbor is the westernmost terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the world's most inland seaport. Harbor commerce began when Daniel Greysolon Sieur Du Luht portaged across Minnesota Point in 1679 where the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge now stands, opening the area for fur trading. With the early French voyageurs or traders came the first explorers and missionaries. Permanent settlements of Central Duluth began after the Indians ceded their lands in 1854. The Duluth Ship Canal was dug in 1870-71; concrete breakwaters were added in 1898. The Aerial Lift Bridge was built in 1905 as a span for a suspended cable car and converted to a lift span in 1929. At the far end of Minnesota Point can be seen the Superior Ship Entry Canal, the natural outlet of the St. Louis River. Superior Bay (the outer harbor) lies between Minnesota Point and Rice's Point with its grain elevators, seaway terminal and the John A. Blatnik Bridge connecting Duluth with Superior, Wisconsin; to the right of Rice's Point is St. Louis Bay (the inner harbor).

One of a series of Skyline Drive Commemorative Plaques erected in 1972 by the Duluth Lions Club
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Erected 1972 by Duluth Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsExplorationIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1679.
 
Location. 46° 46.893′ N, 92° 7.115′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in Saint Louis County. It is in Observation Hill. Marker is on West Skyline Parkway east of 10th Avenue West, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohara Peace Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (approx. half a mile away); Rotary International's Four Way Test (approx. half a mile away); Rotary Club of Duluth Vocational Service Projects (approx. half a mile away); Rotary Club of Duluth Club Service Activities (approx. half a mile away); Enger Observation Tower (approx. half a mile away); Rotary Club of Duluth Community Service (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Duluth–Superior Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 26, 2007
2. Duluth–Superior Harbor Marker
Rice's Point Grain Elevators image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 26, 2007
3. Rice's Point Grain Elevators
<i>Duluth, Minnesota Bird's Eye View of Rice's Point image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
4. Duluth, Minnesota Bird's Eye View of Rice's Point
Same perspective as photo #3, but a century earlier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,207 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on January 26, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on November 10, 2014. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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