Shovel Point Arch
     This sea arch was a well-known feature along the Lake Superior's North Shore. Sometime during the week before August 22, 2010, the arch collapsed, leaving a lone un-supported stack in its place.
     The arch was located in Minnesota's Tettegouche State Park about 62 miles north of Duluth on Route 61.
     One might assume that the collapse of an arch would be a fairly rare occasion. However, during the few years the author has maintained this website, he has been apprised of the fall of several, including Sally's Arch (along Potash Mine Rd near Moab), Aardvark Arch (along the west bank of the Great Salt Lake), Wall Arch (in Devil's Garden, Arches N.P.), and Ephemeral (in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada). Of the above, the delicate nature of Ephemeral made it a prospective candidate for collapse; while the others appeared to be pretty solidly constructed.

Photo by Ben Prepelka

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