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Superior in Douglas County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Superior

 
 
Lake Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
1. Lake Superior Marker
Inscription.
"By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water,"
Longfellow

Lake Superior - the largest body of fresh water in the world - almost chemically pure - mean temperature 39 degrees - depth to 1302 feet - length 383 miles - covers 31,820 square miles - elevation 601 feet above sea level.

Starting in 1666 and for nearly 200 years, explorers, fur traders, miners and missionaries journeyed along this south shore in bark canoes. The original natural entry to Superior Bay, one mile north-westward, was wide, shallow, and dangerous in windy weather.

Turn around and plaque by Superior Rotary Club 1957
[Rotary International Emblem]

 
Erected 1957 by Superior Rotary Club.
 
Location. 46° 41.495′ N, 91° 59.137′ W. Marker is in Superior, Wisconsin, in Douglas County. Marker is on Wisconsin Point Road 1.7 miles north of Moccasin Mike Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Moccasin Mike Road can be reached from the intersection of US Highway 2 / 53 and County Highway E. Marker is in this post office area: Superior WI 54880, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Lake Superior Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. Lake Superior Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial Ground of the Fond du Lac Band (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Superior Entry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Northwest Portal of Wisconsin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burlington Northern Ore Docks (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Stockade Site (approx. 3.5 miles away); S.S. Meteor (approx. 4.3 miles away); Davidson Windmill (approx. 4.8 miles away); The University of Wisconsin-Superior (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Superior.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Superior. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 10, 2011.) 

2. Lake Superior Facts. (Submitted on September 10, 2011.)
3. Environmental Education for Kids. Lake Superior. (Submitted on September 10, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Lake Superior image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
3. Lake Superior
Superior Bay Entry image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Superior Bay Entry
The breakwater and lighthouse are in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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