Loon's Foot Landing Taconite Docks -- Superior WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 46° 42.260 W 092° 01.733
15T E 574236 N 5172766
Quick Description: Another popular diving platform for the adventurous is the closed Loon's Foot Landing Northern Pacific Taconite Dock in Superior WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2015 10:05:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMPHY8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 7

Long Description:
The good days of the taconite industry are over, but the HUGE taconite docks and RR infrastructure once needed to support this once-mighty ore-processing industry remain.

An old and derelict taconite dock built by the Northern Pacific RR in 1922 and closed in 1988 at Loon's Point near Superior WI is a popular place to jump off of among the locals -- but Blasterz were WAYYYYY to chicken to try it.

In 2012 the rail approach (which had afforded easy access to the dock) was demolished, but in 2015 the approach has been paved for boat launching.

The docks can be still accessed by a short lake swim followed by a climb. Most divers jump off at the bottom of the taconite chutes, but the most daring make the harder climb to the top of the loading chutes for the dock, and go into Lake Superior from there.

Blasterz heard many nostalgic stories from locals of long hot summer days spent diving into Lake Superior off the NP Taconite dock, or up at Wisconsin Point. YIKES!
Type of water: Natural

Hight: 7-15m

Opening hours: 24/7/365

Admission price: 0

Legal spot?: yes

Website: Not listed

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