Pigeon Point, Minnesota

Pigeon Point is an isolated peninsula located at the northeast extremity of Minnesota, in Cook County, Minnesota, United States.[1] To the north of the point lies Pigeon Bay, which shares a shoreline with Canada, and to the south is Lake Superior. Pigeon Point is the closest mainland U.S. point to Isle Royale, on the far side of the water boundary between Minnesota and Michigan. The extreme end of the point is owned by the United States Coast Guard while the land up to the point is held by the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. The settlement closest to the point is Grand Portage, Minnesota which lies thirteen miles to the west. There are no roads that lead out to the point, which is only accessible on foot or by boat.

Pigeon Point
Pigeon Point is located in Minnesota
Pigeon Point
Pigeon Point
Geography
LocationLake Superior, Pigeon Bay
Coordinates47°58′25.39″N 89°34′47.22″W / 47.9737194°N 89.5797833°W / 47.9737194; -89.5797833
Administration
United States
State Minnesota
CountyCook County
TownshipsGrand Portage
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited (2000)

The site is the namesake of the mineral pigeonite.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Pigeon Point, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Pigeonite, Mindat.org

Coordinates: 48°0′19″N 89°29′32″W / 48.00528°N 89.49222°W / 48.00528; -89.49222