Photos: An ancient North Shore icon worn away

Tettegouche sea stack
"I came to photograph this location at 5:30 AM on Saturday the 21st without any idea of what had happened," wrote photographer Brett Nord. "I believe this is the first photograph ever taken of the new sea stack."
Photo courtesy Brett Nord of Duluth

One of the iconic images of Lake Superior's North Shore is no more. A rock bridge known as a sea arch on the shoreline in Tettegouche State Park collapsed sometime Friday or Saturday, leaving behind a tree-covered stone pillar isolated in the lake.

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