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Silver Bay Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

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Location of Silver Bay Minnesota

The City of Silver Bay is located in Lake County, Minnesota, on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior approximately 56 miles northeast of Duluth, MN on US Highway 61. The community, which was originally built by Reserve Mining Company for the employees in its taconite processing plant, was incorporated in 1956 and has approximately 1950 residents. Silver Bay, the newest community on the North Shore, lies three miles northeast of Beaver Bay, the oldest community on the North Shore. Silver Bay takes pride in its fine school system, library, airport, marina, recreation facilities and programs, municipal liquor store, and clean community. The city also owns a beautiful 9 hole golf course, complete with driving range, which receives accolades from visitors as well as locals.

Postcard Announcement for new town, Silver Bay, 1954
Postcard Announcement for new town, Silver Bay, 1954.   Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Population: 
 Silver Bay (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 3,504 2,917 1,894 2,068 1,887 -181 -8.75
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.50 6.23 7.81 7.72 7.72 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,336.0 468.2 242.5 268.0 244.4 -23.57 -8.75
Housing Units 872 982 947 933 974 +41 +4.39
Households -- 939 764 844 836 -8 -0.95
Persons Per Household -- 3.11 2.48 2.35 2.26 -0.09 -3.83

Geography:

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota. State Highway 61 serves as a main arterial route in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.2 square miles (21.2 km²), of which, 7.7 square miles (20.0 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²) of it (5.51%) is water. The elevation is 764 ft (233 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,068 people, 844 households, and 589 families residing in the city. The population density was 268.0 people per square mile (103.4/km²). There were 933 housing units at an average density of 120.9/sq mi (46.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.68% White, 0.05% African American, 1.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population. 22.2% were of German, 18.1% Norwegian, 11.5% Swedish, 6.5% Finnish, 6.4% American, 6.1% Irish and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 844 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,524, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $40,655 versus $25,809 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,958. About 5.3% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

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History:  

In 1943, author Grace Lee Nute wrote, "From Duluth north and east to the Sault, the Wilderness still prevails; only a few villages and three cities have sprung up."

Within two years, Reserve Mining Company through the Northern Land Company and Lake Superior Land Company would begin acquiring land near Beaver Bay. Land was paid for in cash and the purpose concealed in order not to drive up prices. One rumor had it that a major hotel and resort was to be located near Peterson's store. In the area around Peterson's store and along the shore in both directions were many cabins owned by settlers and fishermen. This was the area that would come to be known as Silver Bay.

In 1946, the secret could no longer be kept. Reserve Mining Company made known its intention to build a taconite processing plant when surveyors began laying out its stakes. These stakes, scattered throughout the valley where the town was to be and along the shore where the plant was to be located, were the beginnings of Silver Bay. The roots of its benefactor, Reserve Mining, extended back to the days of Peter Mitchell, an explorer, timber cruiser and geologist, hired by a group of Duluth, Minnesota, and Ontonogan, Michigan, businessmen in 1870 to look for minerals in northern Minnesota. Peter Mitchell explored the area around Babbitt, Minnesota, for three years looking for gold and silver but found instead promising iron ore deposits or, as he put it, "an iron mountain 12 miles long and 1/2 mile wide."

The Duluth and Michigan businessmen who hired Peter Mitchell formed the Mesaba Iron Company in 1882. The mountain discovered by Mitchell was found to contain taconite, a lower grade iron ore identified by Minnesota state geologist Newton Winchell in 1892. The Mesaba Iron Company never mined any of the 9,000 acres of land it acquired in the Babbitt area; it eventually sold the company to George St. Clair, John Williams and Samuel Mitchell in 1905. Mesaba Iron Company was renamed Mesabi Iron Co. and a Duluth mining engineer was hired to determine the feasibility of mining and processing the lower grade ore. The engineer determined that if the iron concentrate of the ore could be brought up to 60%, it would be possible to make a profit.

With the aid of Daniel C. Jackling, a western copper developer, an experimental plant was built in Duluth to refine taconite processing. Dr. E.W. Davis, who worked for 40 years on the taconite process until retiring in 1955 at the University of Minnesota Mines Experiment Station, also became involved in the project. In 1920, Jackling built a pilot plant in Babbitt. Although it only operated for 2 years, it went a long way toward convincing owners that taconite production was possible if market conditions were right.

In 1939, Dr. Davis was able to convince mining companies that it was possible to mine and process taconite at a profit. Reserve Mining Company was formed by four steel companies, but by 1950 Armco Steel and Republic Steel would each own 50% of the company. The name "Reserve" was chosen as the need for taconite was thought to be 20 years into the future. A major stumbling block to mining taconite was high taxes, which was addressed by the Minnesota legislature in 1941. This resulted in the Taconite Amendment which lowered these taxes.

By 1944, Armco and Republic Steel committed themselves to building a plant in Minnesota, which was capable of producing 10,000,000 tons per year, and two cities, Babbitt and Silver Bay, to house the approximately 3500 workers and families. For all practical purposes, Silver Bay's beginning was a scale model on a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, engineer's desk.

Reserve obtained the necessary state and federal permits to begin construction in 1947. Construction contracts were let to Hunkin-Conkey Co. of Cleveland, Ohio; the Arundal Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland; and the L. E. Dixon Co. of San Gabriel, California.

Clearing of the plant site and town site began early in 1951 and continued night and day for four years until it was substantially completed in October 1955. Because places to live were limited, barracks-style housing with a cafeteria and dormitories was erected in the Reserve office complex. In addition, a trailer court with large metal wash houses was set up for families. By December 1952, a few homes were ready for occupancy. There were several different floor plans and house payments were cheap--less than $50 per month--in order that workers could afford them. No down payment was required, and Reserve paid the cost of installing utilities, landscaping, street paving, and sidewalks. At first, only Reserve employees were allowed to purchase the homes.

On May 1, 1954, it was announced that Reserve's new town on the shore would be called Silver Bay. Until that time, the city was known as the Beaver Bay housing project. One of the first houses in town became the post office, and Silver Bay was issued its own mail canceling stamp.

Aerial View, Silver Bay Minnesota, 1955
Aerial View, Silver Bay Minnesota, 1955.    Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

1956 was a banner year for Silver Bay. The last of 6 pelletizing machines was fired up in February, and the first shipment of pellets went out on the C. L. Austin in April. Campton Elementary School was dedicated on March 11 thereby eliminating the overcrowding in the small two-room school in Beaver Bay. The $350 million Reserve plant was officially dedicated on September 3 and was renamed the E. W. Davis Works. On October 16, Silver Bay voted to incorporate with a mayor-council form of government.

Aerial View, Silver Bay Minnesota, 1955
Aerial View, Silver Bay Minnesota, 1955.    Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

In 1958, William Kelley High School, named for Reserve's first president, was opened eliminating the long 28-mile bus ride to Two Harbors. That same year, Reserve announced that it was selling its shopping centers in Babbitt and Silver Bay to J. W. Galbraith. Silver Bay's shopping center was once heralded in the Duluth News Tribune as "expected to be the largest on the North Shore north of Duluth."

The 1960's brought a second wave of construction when in April 1960, Reserve announced it was expanding its production from 6 million to 10 million tons per year. This expansion was a three-year $100 million project which created almost 400 new jobs. More houses, city buildings, stores, and Mary MacDonald Elementary School were built. Rocky Taconite came to symbolize Silver Bay as the "Taconite Capitol of the World" when it was dedicated in 1964.

The 1960's were prosperous, but Reserve was coming under increasing pressure to stop dumping its waste rock into Lake Superior. On February 17, 1972, the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Reserve for violating the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 which prohibited the dumping of harmful materials into interstate waters. For five years, as the trial dragged on, everyone who lived in Silver Bay or worked for Reserve wondered if they would to continue to have homes and jobs. Finally, on July 7, 1977, Reserve was given permission to build a tailings storage basin 7 miles inland from Silver Bay at Mile Post 7.

This brought the third construction period when Reserve invested $370 million to reduce its air and water pollution by the court-ordered April 15, 1980, deadline.

Within two years of the completion of the Mile Post 7 project, the demand for steel declined. Mills, mines and plants were closing and thousands of people were losing their jobs. Reserve cut its production and workforce and finally closed on July 31, 1986. Over its 30 years of operations, Reserve shipped almost 219,024,410 tons of pellets.

For three years it seemed that no one was anxious to rehabilitate Reserve's idled plant. Silver Bay's population dropped from 2,917 in 1980 to 1,894 in 1990 as people left for work elsewhere. In the spring of 1989, two companies showed a strong interest in acquiring Reserve. A bidding war took place between Cyprus Minerals of Denver, Colorado, and Cleveland Cliffs of Cleveland, Ohio. Even though Cliffs topped the Cyprus offer by $1 million, the bankruptcy judge awarded the $680 million plant to Cyprus. After spending $30 million for repairs and renovations, the renamed Cyprus North Shore Mining Company began making pellets again. In the fall of 1994, Cyprus North Shore Mining was sold to Cleveland Cliffs.

The Bay Area Historical Society is here to provide visitors with information on the area and also its history through our building on the corner of Davis and Outer Drive or by writing to us at P.O. Box 33, Silver Bay, Minnesota 55614.

 Bay Area Historical Society, Silver Bay Minnesota


Government:
City of Silver Bay
7 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4408
Web:
www.silverbay.com

Silver Bay Minnesota City Offices

Title Term Ends Name and Address Phone
Mayor 12/31/2010

Scott Johnson

n/a
City Administrator appointed Lana Fralich (218) 226-4408
Council Member n/a n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a n/a
Council Member n/a n/a n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
13 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614-9998
Phone: (218) 226-3700
Toll Free: (800) ASK USPS
Web:
www.usps.com

US Post Office

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
Saturday           Closed
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:30 pm
Saturday                none

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 722-5642
Natural Gas Minnesota Energy Resources Corp (800) 889-9508
Wastewater Silver Bay Municipal (218) 226-3663
Water Silver Bay Municipal (218) 226-3663
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Northland Cablevision (800) 678-2792

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Northshore Mining Corp Metal Ore Mining 350
Minnesota Veterans Home Admin.of Human Resource Programs 115
Silver Bay Public Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 60
Zups Big Dollar Grocery Stores 26
Bay Area Health Center Offices of Physicians 21
Van House Construction Residential Building Construction 20
Silver Bay, City of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 18
North Shore Oil & Propane Direct Selling Establishments 16
Northwoods Cafe Full-Service Restaurants 16
North Shore Fed CU-Silver Bay Depository Credit Intermediation 13
Julie's Variety & Hardware Other General Merchandise Stores 8
Ye Old Store Grocery Stores 8
John's Sanitary Removal Waste Collection 7
Commercial St Bank-Silver Bay Depository Credit Intermediation 6
Bay Side Shopper & Printing Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 5

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Silver Bay Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Silver Bay Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:
Silver Bay Marina

The State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Corps of Engineers completed construction of the first harbor of refuge/marina on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The Marina opened in August of 1999. 

Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay Minnesota


Recreation:
Bayside Park

A gorgeous park on Lake Superior. While you're staying in the Silver Bay area, feel free to stop by Bayside and see what it has to offer. Have a picnic on the shore of Lake Superior, pick agates on the beach, make use of the public boat launching facilities, or hike a short trail to a scenic lookout over the big lake. Have fun, and enjoy the view!!

Bayside Park, Silver Bay Minnesota

Silver Bay Golf Course

The Silver Bay Golf Course was built in 1959 by the Reserve Mining Company and has matured into one of the finest 9 hole layouts in the State of Minnesota.  The Golf Course, which opened to the public in 1983, is now owned by the City of Silver Bay, and remains a public facility.  In 1999 the City completed construction of a nice driving range adjacent to the golf course.  You can now work out the kinks, before hitting the links.

Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior. It is best known for the picturesque Split Rock Lighthouse, which was built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910. The lighthouse and some adjacent buildings have been restored and the Minnesota Historical Society operates them as a museum. The park also offers scenic hiking, cross-country skiing, and bike trails. There is also a small campground with 22 cart-in tent sites (no vehicle access).

Lighthouse at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Tettegouche State Park

Come to Tettegouche for a great sense of the North Shore: the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point; rocky, steep cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of the Baptism River; and the historic Tettegouche Camp where visitors can stay the night. This is a hiker's paradise with miles of trails that overlook the Sawtooth Mountains and wind down to inland lakes accessible only by foot. The Palisade Valley Unit features broad scenic vistas coupled with an expanse of multi-use, four-season trails. Two more trout lakes complement the fishing opportunities within the rest of the park. The park is also known for rock climbing opportunities and quality birdwatching in the spring, summer, and especially the fall.

Baptism Falls in Tettegouche State Park, 2005
Baptism Falls in Tettegouche State Park, 2005


Lakes:
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Health Care:
Bay Area Health Center
50 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4431
At Bay Area Health Center, our focus is you. By providing primary and specialty care services, we can offer your family a total package of health care services-staffed by an experienced, compassionate team of physicians and backed by the expert resources of St. Luke's Hospital.
Minnesota Veterans Home
45 Banks Boulevard
Silver Bay, Minnesota 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6300
Toll Free: (877) 729-8387

Located on the scenic North Shore of Minnesota, overlooking Lake Superior, the Silver Bay Veterans Home provides skilled nursing care for 89 residents in a small
town environment. Programs and services focus on helping residents reach their highest level of independence. 

Minnesota Veterans Home, Silver Bay Minnesota


Schools:
Lake Superior School District
99 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3209
Web:
www.isd381.k12.mn.us/district/

Lake Superior School District is Minnesota’s second largest school district geographically, encompassing 2,600 square miles of Northeastern
Minnesota. The area is rich in history and natural beauty and it is an outdoor-lovers paradise. Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. From camping and hiking to hockey and skiing, the North Shore offers it all. State Parks, National and State Forests and many four-season trails are located on or near the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Lake Superior School District, Silver Bay Minnesota

William M Kelley Elementary
137 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4437
Web:
www.isd381.k12.mn.us/KHS/

The William Kelley High School and William Kelley Elementary are co-located in one building in scenic Silver Bay. Built in 1958 as a showplace by the local mining industry, it was substantially remodeled in 2004. Additional renovations and continuing
upgrades are in progress.

 

William M Kelley High School
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4437
Web:
www.isd381.k12.mn.us/KHS/

William M. Kelley High School has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academic and extracurricular programs. Kelley prides itself on being student-oriented and constantly strives to incorporate meaningful education innovations into the school. To that end, Kelley has received many grants which have enabled students to design, initiate, and operate several entrepreneurial projects.

William M Kelley High School, Silver Bay Minnesota


Churches:
Bay Area Vineyard
99 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 220-7650
Web: www.bayareavineyard.org

Services:

Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM

Faith Lutheran Church
107 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4773
Web: www.faithlutheransb.org

Pastor: Dr. Dennis Brostrom
Sunday Worship:   9:00 am

Faith Lutheran Church, Silver Bay Minnesota

Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness
5987 Highway 1
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-7451
 
Palisade Baptist Church
5486 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone:
 
Saint Mary's Catholic Church
57 Horn Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3691

Weekend Mass Schedule:

7:15 p.m. Saturday Evening

8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning

Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Silver Bay Minnesota

Interior of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Silver Bay, 1958
Interior of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Silver Bay, 1958. 
Silver Bay Baptist Church
12 Law Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4202
 
Sychar Lutheran Church ELCA
14 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614-1298
Phone: (218) 226-3314

Sychar Lutheran Church, Silver Bay Minnesota

United Protestant Church
17 Horn Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3973
United Protestant Church, Silver Bay Minnesota

Media:
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Motels:
AmericInn Silver Bay
150 Mensing Drive
Silver Bay MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4300
Toll Free: (800) 634-3444
E-mail: silverbay_mn@americinnmail.com
Web: www.americinnsilverbay.com
Americinn, Silver Bay Minnesota
Mariner Motel
46 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4488
 
Whispering Pines Motel
5763 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4712
Toll Free: (800) 332-0531
Web: www.whisperingpinesmotel.com

Our motel is nestled among beautiful birch, cedar and pine on 20 rugged acres just a few hundred feet from Lake Superior.  We are 5 miles N.E. of Silver Bay at the Junction of Highways 1 and 61 surrounded by Tettegouche State Park and only one-half mile from the Baptism River.


Whispering Pines Motel, Silver Bay Minnesota


Resorts:

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Campgrounds:
Kennedy's Landing Campground
790 Highway 61 E
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3019
 

Businesses:
Action Fire Protection Services
42 Edison Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3322
 
Alcohol & Drug Problems Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6386
 
Americinn
150 Mensing Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4300
Toll Free: (877) 254-1827
Web:
www.americinnsilverbay.com

The AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Silver Bay, Minnesota features 61 upscale rooms and suites along with a spacious indoor recreation area which includes the only 110' spiral Water Slide on the North Shore of Lake Superior. When you stay at the AmericInn of Silver Bay, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the area with all the comforts of the newest lodging property in the area, including a free enhanced continental breakfast.

Americinn, Silver Bay Minnesota

Americinn, Silver Bay Minnesota

Amoco Food Shop
42 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3333
 
Andrus Rich Painting
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3694
 
Antlllas Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts
6146 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4884
 
Arnolds Locksmith Services
65 Adams Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4041
 
Arrowhead Chiropractic
Silver Bay, MN 55614
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Baptism River Inn
6125 Highway 1
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-0707
Toll Free: (877) 353-0707
Web:
www.baptismriverinn.com

Come renew your spirit at the Baptism River Inn Bed and Breakfast. Let our quiet, cozy log lodgings immerse you in the simplicity and peace of a north wood's dream. The only hurrying here is the Baptism River cascading along its rugged banks to embrace Lake Superior 3 miles downstream. At night let the rushing river, quiet woods and a comfy bed envelope you in blissful slumber. Our accommodations were built as a B&B in 2004 with your comfort and privacy in mind. Minnesota's North Shore awaits...

Baptism River Inn, Silver Bay Minnesota

Baptism River Inn, Silver Bay Minnesota

Bay Area Health Center
137 Banks Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4052
 
Bay Area Health Center
50 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4431
 
Bay Area Historical Society
80 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3143
 
Bayside Printing & Northshore Journal
98 Outer Drive Ste B
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3335
Bayside Printing & Northshore Journal, Silver Bay Minnesota
Bayview Realty
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4181
Toll Free: (877) 226-3606

If you're looking for Residential, Land, Lake Superior or Inland Lake property BayView Realty is YOUR connection for real estate on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Bayview Realty, Silver Bay Minnesota

Bayview Realty
5843 Highway 1
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3606
Toll Free: (877) 226-3606

If you're looking for Residential, Land, Lake Superior or Inland Lake property BayView Realty is YOUR connection for real estate on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Bayview Realty, Silver Bay Minnesota

Betty's Cabins
6077 Highway 1
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-7362
Web: www.lakesuperiorcabins.com

We are located on the beautiful Baptism River, just 2-1/2 miles from Lake Superior on Highway 1, among the pines in the Sawtooth Mountains. Step out of your backdoor to see the "Baptism River". Venture onto the trails to see what you can find. Located on 5-1/2 acres on the Baptism River. Just 2 miles to the Superior Hiking Trail and 3 miles to one of many State Parks in our area.

Betty's Cabins Welcome YOU!

Betty's Cabins, Silver Bay Minnesota

Berquist, Jeffrey L
Silver Bay Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3371
Jeff Berquist State Farm Insurance, Silver Bay Minnesota
Blazers Auto Repair
91 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4447
E-mail:
blaze@lakenet.com
Blazers Auto Repair, Silver Bay Minnesota
BM LLC
5258 Reider Memorial Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3299
 
Boldt Oscar J Construction Company
10 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3774
 
Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
99 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3321
Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Silver Bay Minnesota
Calico Loft
98 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3738
 
Cedars of Lebanon
5163 Highway 61 # 517
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3008
 
Center On Alcohol & Drug Problems
Campton Bldg.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3668
 
Century 21  - Gilderman & Associates
45 Nelson Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-
4334
Toll Free: (888) 302-1245

Century 21  - Gilderman & Associates - Silver Bay Minnesota

City of Silver Bay Arena
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4214
Silver Bay Arena, Silver Bay Minnesota
City of Silver Bay City Clerk Office
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4408
Silver Bay Minnesota City Offices
City of Silver Bay Library
9 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4331
Web:
www.silverbay.com/library.htm

Established in 1955, the library services the City of Silver Bay as well as the surrounding communities. Our library is a member of the Arrowhead Library System which includes 29 libraries.

Silver Bay Library, Silver Bay Minnesota

City of Silver Bay Street Department
87 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4552
 
City of Silver Bay Waste Water Treatment Plant
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3311
 
CR Meyer & Sons Company
10 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6485
 
Crystal Bay Septic Service
5763 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4780
 
Dave's Auto Services
83 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4356
 
Deco Creek Design
31 Bell Circle
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-0777
 
Diva Designs
21 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4062
Diva Designs, Silver Bay Minnesota
Eagles Nest Gifts
6476 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3447
Eagles Nest Gifts, Little Marais Minnesota
Early Childhood Family Education
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4211
 
Fenstad's Resort
6572 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4724
 
Fish Out Water
6146 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3680
 
Friends & Neighbors Whole Foods Company Op
10 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3506
 
Green Door Liquor Store
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-9963
 
H & R Block
30 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4383
 
Hackensmith Construction
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3026
 
Harmony Floral & Gifts
1 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4889
Harmony Floral & Gifts, Silver Bay Minnesota
Hawk Archery
100 Hays Circle
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-
6446
Web: www.hawkarchery.net

Hawk Archery is a family owned business run by hunters for hunters. We look forward to providing you with the gear and knowledge you need to be successful on your next hunt!

Head Start
99 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4852
 
Human Development Center
99 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3190
 
Huseby Miller House Moving
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-0202
 
Hy Fashion Beauty Salon
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4622
 
Industrial Lube
10 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3582
 
Inn At Palisade On Superior Bed & Breakfast
5616 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-0200
Web: www.innatpalisade.com

Located just 60 miles from Duluth, The Inn at Palisade on Superior is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the North Shore. Stairs from the Inn lead down to our large pebble beach on the shore of Lake Superior. From the beach you are treated to spectacular views of Shovel Point and Palisade Head. The Inn borders Tettegouche State Park providing access to the Superior Hiking Trail and the Baptism River.

Jimmy's Pizza
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: n/a
Jimmy's Pizza, Silver Bay Minnesota
Johns Sanitary Removal
32 Nelson Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3418
 
Johnson & Morris
36 Shopping Center Ste 103
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4404
 
Keith Photography
109 Hays Circle
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4436
 
Kennedy's Landing Campground
790 Highway 61 E
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3019
 
Lake Bank NA
88 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4959

Hours: Drive Thru – M-F 8:30 am – 5 pm
Lobby: M & F – 9 am – 5 pm
T, W, Th – 9 am – 4:30 pm

Lake Bank NA, Silver Bay Minnesota

Lake Country Appraisal
45 Nelson Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4334
 
Lake County Rescue and Ambulance
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: n/a
Lake County Rescue and Ambulance, Silver Bay Minnesota
Lake County Service Center
99 Edison Blvd Ste 26
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6388
 
Lake Superior Sausage Company
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3540
 
Lax Lake Resort
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 353-7424
 
License Bureau Motor Vehicle
24 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3076
Motor Vehicle License Bureau, Silver Bay Minnesota
Life's Companion PCA
33 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3073
 
Little Marais Colonial Estates
6476 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3456
 
Localnet
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3145
 
Madeira Marketplace At Split Rock
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4885
 
Mariner Mobil
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone:  n/a
Mariner Mobil, Silver Bay Minnesota
Mariner Motel
46 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4488
 
Maruska George F Limited
98 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4594
 
Masonic Lodge
8 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3792
 
MCI Telecommunications
10 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-0100
 
Mikes One Stop
94 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4694
 
Minnesota Power
Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4414
 
Minnesota State Offices
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6365
 
Minnesota Veterans Home Silver Bay
45 Banks Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6300
Web: www.mvh.state.mn.us/sbay.html

Located on the scenic North Shore of Minnesota, overlooking Lake Superior, the Silver Bay Veterans Home provides skilled nursing care for 89 residents in a small  town environment. Programs and services focus on helping residents reach their highest level of independence. 

Minnesota Veterans Home Silver Bay Minnesota

MN Veterans Homes - Silver Bay

Mobil Oil Corporation
14 Highway 61 E
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3241
 
Norshor Agency Incorporated
98 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4458

The Norshor Agency is an independent Insurance Agency serving Northeastern, Minnesota since 1951. We write insurance coverage for homes, personal and business autos, commercial property, farm, life and health. We use selected companies to provide the best service and, usually, the most reasonable prices for our clients.

Norshor Agency Incorporated, Silver Bay Minnesota

North Shore Auto Incorporated
83 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6444
 
North Shore Federal Credit Union
85 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4401

North Shore Federal Credit Union, Silver Bay Minnesota

North Shore Plumbing & Heating Company
14 Highway 61 E
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4607
 
North Shore Realty
22 Arthur Circle
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3771
 
Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training
99 Edison Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3071
 
Northern Exposure Campground
5346 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3324
 
Northland Trails Guest House
36 Shopping Center Apt 100
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4199
 
Northshore Barber Shop
18 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3248
Northshore Barber Shop, Silver Bay Minnesota
Northshore Compressor and Machine
81 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4695
Northshore Compressor and Machine, Silver Bay Minnesota
Northshore Mining
10 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4125

 

Northshore Mining, Siler Bay Minnesota

Northshore Mining Company, which originally operated as Reserve Mining Company, was the first taconite processing facility in North America when it opened in 1955. Northshore Mining Company is located in northeastern Minnesota, with mining facilities near Babbitt, Minnesota on the northeastern end of the Mesabi iron formation. Northshore’s processing facilities are located in Silver Bay, Minnesota, near Lake Superior. A 47-mile long company-owned railroad connects the mine and processing facilities.

Northshore Mining Company has a long history. Pilot work leading to the eventual development of Reserve Mining Company began near the Babbitt mine site in 1916. The Silver Bay plant started in 1955, and was doubled in capacity (10 million tons per year) in 1963. Modern air emission controls and on-land tailings disposal were added in 1980.

After Reserve filed for bankruptcy in 1986, the plant was downsized to 4.8 million tons per year capacity and reopened in 1990 as Northshore Mining Company. Cleveland-Cliffs purchased the property from Cyprus Minerals in 1994, and has 100% ownership.

Northwoods Cafe
6 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3699
Northwoods Cafe, Silver Bay Minnesota
Onvoy
137 Banks Blvd.
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3844
 
Organic Consumers
6101 Cliff Estate Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4164
 
Quilt Corner
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6406
 
R M Millwork
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3611
 
Reserve Mining Employee Insurance Trust
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4989
 
Saint Luke's Physical Rehabilitation Services
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4052
 
Silver Bay City Airport
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-9907
 
Silver Bay Community Center
97 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-9904
 
Silver Bay Golf Course
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3111
Web: www.silverbay.com/golf.htm
Silver Bay Golf Course, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silver Bay Family Dental
2 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4688
Silver Bay Family Dental, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silver Bay Fire Department
87 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-0059
 
Silver Bay Marina
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3121
Web: www.silverbay.com/marina.html
Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor Store
95 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3106
Silver Bay Municipal Liquor Store, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silver Bay Police Department
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4486
 
Silver Bay Ready Mix
40 Industrial Park
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4072
 
Silver Bay Spur
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-7220
Silver Bay Spur, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silver Bowl
97 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4479
Silver Bowl, Silver Bay Minnesota
Silverpointe Apartments
101 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3471
Silverpointe Apartments, Silver Bay Minnesota
Skalicky Insurance Agency
15 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4433
Skalicky Insurance Agency, Silver Bay Minnesota
Spirit of Gitche Gumee
6228 Highway 61
Little Marais, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6476
Web: www.gitchegumee.net

The Spirit of Gitche Gumee is a Bed & Breakfast, Gift Shop, Coffee House. The B&B has four cozy guest rooms. In our gift store we feature rustic furniture, sculpture, clothing, wild rice, maple syrup, and unique items not found elsewhere. We serve the North Shores best coffee, espresso, and assorted drinks, along with fresh baked scones and cookies. The guest rooms feature Select Comfort beds, 2 have a view of Lake Superior and the other 2 overlook the woods. Each morning a cup of coffee and a fresh baked scone await those who stay with us.

Spirit of Gitche Gumee Bed & Breakfast and Gift Shop, Little Marais Minnesota
Split Rock Lighthouse
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6372
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks
/split_rock_lighthouse/index.html

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior. It is best known for the picturesque Split Rock Lighthouse, which was built by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1910. The lighthouse and some adjacent buildings have been restored and the Minnesota Historical Society operates them as a museum. The park also offers scenic hiking, cross-country skiing, and bike trails. There is also a small campground with 22 cart-in tent sites (no vehicle access).

Lighthouse at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
State Farm Insurance Companies
27 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3371
 
Steps of Faith Daycare
105 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4002
 
Stone Hearth Inn
6598 Lakeside Estates Road
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3020
 
Superior Cablevision
98B Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4577
 
Superior Taxidermy LLC
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3454
 
Superiorhealth Pharmacy
50 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3829
 
T L Construction
87 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-6298
 
Tone N Tan
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3392
Tone N Tan, Silver Bay Minnesota
Topp Dennis M DC
27 Shopping Center Ste C
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3532
 
Triax Communications
2 Hays Circle
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4584
 
True Value Hardware
12 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3803
True Value Hardware, Silver Bay Minnesota
Two Harbors Ambulance Service
PO Box 66
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4423
 
U Haul Company
99 Outer Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4059
 
Wells Fargo Bank
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4451
Wells Fargo Bank, Silver Bay Minnesota
Whispering Pines Motel
5763 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4712
Toll Free: (800) 332-0531
Web: www.whisperingpinesmotel.com

Our motel is nestled among beautiful birch, cedar and pine on 20 rugged acres just a few hundred feet from Lake Superior.  We are 5 miles N.E. of Silver Bay at the Junction of Highways 1 and 61 surrounded by Tettegouche State Park and only one-half mile from the Baptism River.

Whispering Pines Motel, Silver Bay Minnesota

Wolf Tracks Gift Shop
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-9653
 
Wolf Works Embroidery
19 Marks Drive
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-3995
 
Worldwide Slides
4614 Highway 3
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4363
 
Zup's Grocery Store
Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone: (218) 226-4161
Zup's Grocery Store, Silver Bay Minnesota

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