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ARCH ROCK TUMBLED INTO LAKE SUPERIOR

Pictured is Arch Rock, a popular location at Presque Isle. The only one of the photos that is dated is above, at right. It was taken on Aug. 28, 1900, 14 months before the arch collapsed. Middle Island appears in the distance. (Photo courtesy of the Marquette Regional History Center)
Pictured is Arch Rock, a popular location at Presque Isle. The only one of the photos that is dated is above, at right. It was taken on Aug. 28, 1900, 14 months before the arch collapsed. Middle Island appears in the distance. (Photo courtesy of the Marquette Regional History Center)
Pictured is Arch Rock, a popular location at Presque Isle. The only one of the photos that is dated is above, at right. It was taken on Aug. 28, 1900, 14 months before the arch collapsed. Middle Island appears in the distance. (Photo courtesy of the Marquette Regional History Center)
Pictured is Arch Rock, a popular location at Presque Isle. The only one of the photos that is dated is above, at right. It was taken on Aug. 28, 1900, 14 months before the arch collapsed. Middle Island appears in the distance. (Photo courtesy of the Marquette Regional History Center)

MARQUETTE — As Marquette deals with ongoing erosion along the Lake Superior shoreline, let’s take a look back at a rock formation that was lost to the lake more than a century ago.

One of the most noted attractions at Presque Isle and a popular picnic location during the 1890s, Arch Rock was located near Sunset Point. Carved out by Lake Superior’s constant waves, these pictures show the formation and how it was whittled away over time.

Eventually the lake won and Arch Rock tumbled into Lake Superior during a storm on October 13, 1901.

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