Silver Bay

The city attained notoriety in the 1960s when it was discovered that the Reserve Corporation was dumping taconite residue into Lake Superior. In 1972, they were forced to stop and charged with violating the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, which prohibited the dumping of harmful materials into interstate waters. In 1977, after a long trial, a new waste-storage facility was built 7 miles inland.

State Highway 61 serves as a main arterial route in the city.

* Tettegouche State Park is located about four miles northeast of the community on Minnesota Highway 61. Palisade Head, a rocky headland with steep cliffs, is between the town and the main entrance to the park.
* Split Rock Lighthouse is seven miles to the southwest, also on Highway 61.
* Gooseberry Falls State Park is 15 miles south of the town.

All three sites have dramatic cliffs overlooking Lake Superior; the cliffs from the first two were used for filming of The Good Son.


12 °C

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Wind6.07 m/s
Cloudiness93 %
Temperature (min/max)11/13 °C
Pressure1009 hpa
Humidity54 %
Last update: 25 Sep 2021 @ 17:57

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