Proctor, Minnesota: Front Yard Titanic

The stern of the doomed ship sinks into a sea of painted rubber pellets. A unique yard-art tribute by the current homeowner to a previous homeowner, who survived the 1912 tragedy.

Address:
420 N. Ugstad Rd, Proctor, MN
Directions:
Northwest side of town, on the west side of N. Ugstad Rd, a block north of its intersection with 4th St. Private property; visible from the street. No climbing.
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Titanic sinks on a front lawn.

Titanic Memorial

Completed around 2016, this memorial to the Titanic is easily spotted from the road, but please don't climb on it. The house previously belonged to a survivor of the Titanic who relocated in the Midwest, almost as far from an ocean on either side as you're going to get, but still near Lake Superior. If you're already coming by to see the other attractions of Proctor, this one is definitely worth your time. A nice and well-researched sign gives a little history for everyone.

[Bryan Thao Worra, 07/29/2021]

Anna Salkjelsvik, a Norwegian emigrant, survived the sinking in 1912, and lived until 1977. Current homeowner Jason Seguin, a hockey coach, spent hundreds of hours hand-building the replica, which sinks in a sea of painted rubber pellets.


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