Iron County Heritage AreaYou are now standing on the "Continental Divide", a geological demarcation line which splits Northern Wisconsin.
North of "The Divide", rivers flow to Lake Superior and finally to the Atlantic Ocean. These waterways are full of rapids and waterfalls, making river travel impossible. To the south, navigable rivers flow to the Mississippi River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico.
Long Lake is the closest inland lake to this line. Traveling the "Flambeau Trail", Native Americans and voyagers, who had to endure the 45 mile portage from Lake Superior, could load their goods into canoes at Long Lake. From there they could take advantage of easier canoe travel on the rivers and lakes that flowed south to Lac du Flambeau and beyond.
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 720117 N 5123567|
|Decimal Degrees||46.23003333, -90.14538333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 13.802', W 90° 8.723'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 13' 48.12" N, 90° 8' 43.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13837 Moose Lake Rd, Mercer WI 54547, US|
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