Post by Random Waftings Of Bunker Blasts
Anyone ever try to make a list of the most remote place in each of the 50
states (and DC)?
The main rule is that it has to be on land, and can't be on water. Any
island off the coast that has few or no residents is a good candidate.
For instance, there's a little-known group of islands 65 miles west of Key
West that is probably the most remote spot in Florida.
There's an island 30 miles west of San Francisco (which is legally part of
the city of San Francisco) that would have to be one of the most remote
places in California.
For Louisiana, I was originally thinking it would be the mouth of the
Mississippi River, but there is an island about 25 miles east of the
mainland of St. Bernard Parish that is probably more remote.
For some states like Illinois, Ohio, or Indiana it's gonna be very hard to
find any good remote areas.
For Kentucky, I'd say probably somewhere in southern Martin County (since
Kentucky doesn't have any sea islands).
Also, what would be the most remote incorporated place (or CDP) in each
state? If Supai, Arizona, is a CDP, then it would be a good candidate.
Anybody who has ever taken the "back way" through the desert between
Palm Springs, CA, and Las Vegas knows that the vast majority of that
trip is highly remote. With the questionable exception of the town of
Amboy, pretty much the entire trip from 29 Palms up to I-15 (at Nipton
Rd., about 10 miles south of the Nevada line) goes through the middle of
nowhere. The "towns" of Kelso and Cima are nothing more than
long-abandoned rail stops, and you can forget about any kind of motorist
services anywhere between 29 Palms and at least Primm, NV.
As for my home state of Michigan, a lot of people upthread have been
talking about Isle Royale National Park, the trip to which entails a
ferry ride of roughly 60 miles across Lake Superior. There are some
other lesser-known islands in the Great Lakes that I might add, such as
Manitou Island (several miles off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula); a
group of perhaps 20-30 islands just off the northwestern shore of
Drummond Island (north and northeast of De Tour Village); Big St. Martin
and St. Martin Islands (about 10 miles almost due north of Mackinac
Island); Summer and Little Summer Islands (just off the tip of the
Garden Peninsula in Da U.P.); and another St. Martin Island, a few miles
south-southwest of the Summer Islands (very near the Wisconsin border).
There is another clump of islands in Saginaw Bay, not far offshore from
Sebewaing and Bay Port; not far from those, Charity and Little Charity
Islands sit about 15 miles due east of Au Gres. I don't intend to make
an exhaustive list of islands found in Michigan waters of the Great
Lakes, but I would have to guess that the ones I have mentioned are all
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