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Mesaba, Minnesota

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The location of Mesaba

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mesaba.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mesaba, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mesaba and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mesaba and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Mesaba. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mesaba.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Saint Louis County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Saint Louis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mesaba is near Lake County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Lake County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit

The website, centered on Mesaba.

How Far From Mesaba to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mesaba to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mesaba and extending to:

  • Duluth [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Louis County, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Mesaba to Duluth, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the State Capital of Minnesota, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,053 miles [9,741.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mesaba ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Allen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Mesaba   [Map]

Aurora   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clappers   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Eagles Nest   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Embarrass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Franklin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Gilbert   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Murray   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tower   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tower Junction   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Mesaba. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink

Professional hockey. He was born in Hibbing (Minnesota) on Wednesday October 26, 1910 and died in Eveleth (Minnesota) on Sunday October 31, 1999 at an age of 89. He was buried at Eveleth Cemetery (Saint Louis County, Minnesota) [Map].

Hibbing [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the west of Mesaba

Eveleth [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Mesaba

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kenneth 'Curly' Brink<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Saint Louis County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mesaba. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Louis County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mesaba) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mesaba. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5688, Longitude: -92.1318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mesaba have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mesaba to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.454 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.555 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.271 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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