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I frequently look at maps of Saint Paul. gas 101 Call it a “blogupational” hazard. Sometimes I’ll plan a ride with the help of Google maps. Occasionally I’ll use an official City of Saint Paul paper map. Street maps from the mid and late- 1800s to the 2010s are invaluable for research. Whenever I write, I refer to the official map of the ride created by my GPS.

Now and then a close inspection of a map reveals a puzzling or exotic feature that leads me to ride there. So it was that I inadvertently found on Google Maps a rectangular section of water jutting off the Mississippi River on the city’s West Side. I zoomed in until the unlikely name of this body of water – The Gulf of Minneapolis – appeared.

Why would there be such an absurdly named place in Saint Paul? Could it have been faint praise to christen such a small and geographically insignificant spot after Saint Paul’s twin? Why isn’t this sliver of water on official City of Saint Paul maps? In addition to laying my eyes on the Gulf of Minneapolis, I hoped the ride would answer some of these questions.

Trucks sit where the old Ramsey County Adult Detention Center was. The buildings at the top are on Kellogg Boulevard. A closer look at the retaining wall reveals the complexities of the project. gas after eating meat Originally the West Publishing building, it became a Ramsey County office building after West moved to Eagan. The building had several floors below ground because it was built from Shepard Road and up above the bluff along Kellogg Boulevard.

From this angle it’s difficult make out what is printed on the wall. But with a minor position shift the words come into view. As a nearby plaque explains, the words mean “home” or “house” in the languages of people who have called the West Side home over more than 150 years. pass gas in spanish This plaque details the history and design of the Wabasha Street Retaining Wall.

The focal point of the wall of frescoes is a relief of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The High Bridge has had enormous significance to the West Side since the original bridge was built in 1888-89. That bridge connected the upper bluffs to Downtown Saint Paul for the first time, opening it to settlement by European Americans. Frescoes decorate the walls on both sides of the High Bridge relief. gas stoichiometry worksheet answers Frescoes on the right, west, side of the High Bridge relief. Another example of the colorful West Side is the paintings on the Boca Chica restaurant. WREY Radio Rey (The King), a Spanish language radio station that most in the Twin Cities have never heard, is on Cesar Chavez Street in a former gas station. Radio Rey can be heard on 630 AM and 94.9 FM.

The Southport River Terminal is highly industrial. Built in 1964 by the Port Authority, it’s not surprising that the 99 or 119 (depending upon the source) acres of land here align with the idea city planners had in the 1960s – that the property along the Mississippi River was great for industry, not recreation. More than 50 years later, little has changed in the use of the land within the Southport River Terminal boundaries. electricity towers health risks In fact, the Port Authority hopes to increase not only barge traffic, but railroad access by extending existing tracks.

Southport is less than a quarter mile from homes and apartments, and not much farther from a church and school. West Side residents concerned about environmental, health and safety issues at Southport, pushed the city for a study of air quality resulting from the heavy industry. The Southport Industrial District Study began at the end of 2015 and was released just over two years later. static electricity definition science The study supported residents’ concerns about air quality and among the 14 recommended was reducing dust and the idling of trains and trucks.

The tall fences topped with barbed wire belie the potentially dangerous nature of the ferric chloride liquid stored here. Ferric chloride liquid is used to treat sewage, produce drinking water and to etch copper-based metals in printed circuit boards. Chemical storage tanks are clustered on the east side of Hawkins Terminal 2. Just east of Hawkins (tanks in the background) is Alter Metals Recycling – perhaps the most ambitious of the recyclers on Barge Channel. Small mountains of metals, much of it unrecognizable and in various states of rusting, cover Alter Metals’ property. In a nearby pile, awaiting further processing, were pipes, motors, fencing, springs and other larger pieces of scrap. gas tax rates by state Although close in proximity to the Gulf of Minneapolis, numerous man-made and natural barriers obstruct the view.

The Gulf of Minneapolis, northeast of Barge Channel Road, isn’t easy to see from the street. Most of the businesses, or fences surrounding them, block the view of the Gulf. In the occasional spot without either, trees obscure the Gulf. However, it’s not hard to get there with a little effort. Several driveways and parking lots were open, which allowed me to ride up to the water. electricity number Obviously, the Gulf of Minneapolis is a man-made channel for pickups and deliveries of scrap metal, chemicals for water treatment and other commodities.

I still had questions about the Gulf of Minneapolis, so I emailed the Saint Paul Port Authority, the entity that owns and operates Southport and three other ports within the city. “We do not recognize our Southport Terminal as the ‘Gulf of Minneapolis’ as shown on Google,” said Kathryn Sarnecki, Vice President of Redevelopment and Harbor Management. She continued, “We are uncertain who/how that name became associated with the Southport Shipping Terminal.”

So the trip to the Gulf of Minneapolis allowed me to experience another part of Saint Paul to which I’d never traveled. I saw the Police Impound Lot on my terms, and learned about the heavy industrial businesses unique to the Southport River Terminal. I’ll probably never know for sure how the Gulf of Minneapolis was attached to the port, but it was a great way to get me to that part of Saint Paul.