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Park Point, Duluth, MN

Minnesota Point, or Park Point, is a long, narrow peninsula that extends out from the Canal Park area of Duluth, Minnesota, USA and separating Lake Superior from Superior Bay. Minnesota Point is approximately 7 miles in length, and when included with Wisconsin Point, which extends 3 miles out from Superior, Wisconsin, is reported to be the largest freshwater sandbar in the world at a total of 10 miles. Due to the short and easy portage across Minnesota Point, the Ojibwa name for the City of Duluth is Onigamiinsing ("at the little portage"). Since the digging of an artificial canal in 1870-71 Minnesota Point is technically an island, connected to the rest of the city of Duluth since 1905 by the Aerial Bridge. At the end of Minnesota Point is a small airport, Sky Harbor.



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Taken on July 29, 2006