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Duluth in St. Louis County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Rice's Point

 
 
Rice's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
1. Rice's Point Marker
Inscription. Rice's Point separates Duluth-Superior's outer from it's inner harbor, and is a focal point of Duluth's industrial activity. Many of the city's bridges can be seen, among them the Aerial Lift Bridge to the left, the John A. Blatnik Bridge straight ahead, and the Richard Bong Memorial Bridge to the right. The latter two connect Duluth with Superior, Wisconsin. Since the opening of the first Soo Lock in 1855, joining Lake Superior to the other Great Lakes, Duluth-Superior has been an important shipping center, first for forest products and, with the opening of the Mesabi Range, for iron ore. Duluth-Superior became an international seaport in 1959 with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, of which this is the westernmost terminus - the world's most inland seaport, 2340 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 602 feet above sea level. Ships from all merchant nations visit the harbor, which ranks above any other inland port in annual tonnage. The port is served by six railroads.

One of a series of Skyline Drive Commemorative Plaques erected in 1972 by the Duluth Lions Club in cooperation with the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Erected 1972 by Duluth Lions Club.
 
Location. 46° 46.449′ N, 92° 
Rice's Point and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
2. Rice's Point and Marker
7.433′ W. Marker is in Duluth, Minnesota, in St. Louis County. Marker is on West Skyline Parkway east of Hank Jensen Drive/Enger Park Cutoff, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duluth MN 55806, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Enger Observation Tower (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rotary Club of Duluth 100th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese Peace Bell Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duluth Japanese Peace Bell Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohara Peace Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duluth–Superior Harbor (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert Woolson (approx. one mile away); Priley Fountain / Duluth Civic Center (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duluth.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Marker and St. Louis Bay (Inner Harbor) image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
3. Marker and St. Louis Bay (Inner Harbor)
Rice's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 12, 2011
4. Rice's Point Marker
Marker can be seen in the distance.
Lake Superior and Superior Bay (Outer Harbor) image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
5. Lake Superior and Superior Bay (Outer Harbor)
 
 
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