Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tettegouche arch trivia

It's the biggest news from the North Shore since that incident at Glensheen. The arch at Tettegouche State Park fell last week. The story has been picked up by websites and newspapers across the Midwest.

Here's a few tidbits you can throw into your conversations at the water cooler or the espresso bar to show your North Shore knowledge:

*** The arch was never formally named. The only Minnesota North Shore arch with an official US Geological Society name is Hollow Rock, up in Grand Portage.

*** You could paddle a sea kayak under the arch:

*** There are still other similar arches on the North Shore, including at Hollow Rock and on private land in the Little Marais area. The most famous North Shore arch is the Sea Lion, up in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

The North Shore is full of natural wonders...enjoy what we've got while it's here!


Bayfieldwis.com said...

Yes it's sad when things erode away. In the Apostle Islands some
of the rock formations have been lost as well. Also in Michigan at the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. You can see them in old postcards and history books. Miners Rock fell over in recent years at Pictured Rocks.

Anonymous said...

Something just fell yesterday in the Pictured Rocks which was stated in the newspaper in Marquette. Years of erosion and all the sudden tons of rocks come falling down. A photographer got a shot from the cruise boat but isn't releasing the pics until he puts out his book.