the 45th Parallel

Links of interest to 45° travellers:

Halfway to the Pole - several definitions of "halfway" along the Parallel in Wisconsin

The Half-Way to the Pole Line - another scientific explanation of the difference between 45° and "halfway"

Journey to the Center - a few other obscure geographic monuments in middle America

Yankee Magazine: Half Way to the Pole - following the 45th Parallel through New England

United Divide: A Linear Portrait of the USA/Canada Border - The Center for Land Use Interpretation explores the line from Maine to New York

Degree Confluence Project - geographic pilgrims visit invisible nodes of latitude and longitude


Places to visit at 45° North:

45th Parallel Distillery - 1570 Madison Avenue, New Richmond, Wisconsin

45 North Vineyard & Winery - 8580 E Horn Rd Lake, Leelanau, Michigan

45th Parallel Cafe - 102 S Broadway, Suttons Bay, Michigan

45th Parallel Pickle and Clothing - P.O. Box 3211, Traverse City, Michigan

Mid-Point Convenience Store - 4232 Spruce Rd, Alpena, Michigan

45th Parallel Bed & Breakfast - 21 Main St, Lion's Head, Ontario

45th Parallel Motel and Restaurant - 941 Route 772, Fairhaven, Deer Island, New Brunswick

Vineum Paul Jaboulet Aîné - 25 Place du Taurobole, Tain-l'Hermitage, France

45° Nord Shopping Center - Moncalieri, Italy

Ristorante 45 Parallelo - Voghera, Italy

Motel Paralela 45 - Km 80, DN1, B─âicoi, Romania


Major equatorial shrines:

Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador - a memorial to the 1745 Paris expedition which established the position of the equator

Kalimantan, Indonesia - a smaller monument left by a Dutch astronomical expedition to Borneo in 1928


Kindred spirits:

The 49th Parallel Project - travels by foot and bicycle along the U.S./Canadian border

The Corner Corner - visiting places where three or more state boundaries meet

Geographic Center of the 48 States - Mapguy visits the center of the continental U.S.

45th Parallel - Leslie Bowman marks crossings of the 45th Parallel

Unusual Monuments Part 59 - A collection of meridian and parallel markers around the world

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