Rice's Point

Rice's Point (HM2QQ)

Location: Duluth, MN 55806 St. Louis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 46.4486', W 92° 7.4342'

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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.
HM NumberHM2QQ
Additional InformationThe plaque and the rock slab that it is mounted on both had some graffiti on them in 2015. The small stone pedestal that the marker sits on was in reasonably good shape.
Series This marker is part of the Duluth, Minnesota Skyline Drive Commemorative Plaques series
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceSmall Business, River, Other, Business Center, Bridge, Train
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1972
Placed ByDuluth Lions Club, Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:29pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionThe marker is located in a pullout/scenic overlook down the hill from Enger Tower (one of Duluth's major landmarks) on West Skyline Parkway in Duluth, Minnesota.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 566887 N 5180439
Decimal Degrees46.77414300, -92.12390300
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 46.4486', W 92° 7.4342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 46' 26.9148" N, 92° 7' 26.0508" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)218
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1818 W Skyline Pkwy, Duluth MN 55806, US
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