Postcard from Duluth’s Lighthouse Lot in Canal Park

This undated postcard from the Gallagher Studio of Photography shows the parking lot near the Duluth Shipping Canal, which is known as the Lighthouse Lot.

The caption on the back of the card reads:

Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota
Westerly Terminus of the St. Lawrence Seaway


Tony D.

about 4 years ago

It is called the Lighthouse Lot by Mayor Larson's Administration, but it is, officially (technically?), Canal Park and part of Duluth's park system. The green space along either side of the canal—owned by the Federal Government—is also called Canal Park, but is not part of the city's park system (just as the government owns the canal, but the city owns the aerial bridge). And of course everything on Minnesota Point between the Lake Ave. viaduct and the ship canal is called Canal Park, but is technically the Canal Park Business District. As long as we're at it, Park Point and Minnesota Point are not synonymous. Minnesota Point is a sand spit that goes from Michigan Street to the Superior Entry. Park Point is a neighborhood located on Minnesota Point between the ship canal and the Minnesota Point Recreation Area, in front of which the city has installed a sign incorrectly calling the park "Park Point."


about 4 years ago

Look how smooth it is!

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