Pilgrim River

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Pilgrim River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Portage Township, Houghton County, Michigan
River mouth Keweenaw Waterway
Basin size 16,000 acres (65 km2)[1]

The Pilgrim River is a 12.9-mile-long (20.8 km)[2] river in Portage Township, Houghton County, Michigan, in the United States. The river flows near the Portage Lake Golf Course and empties into the Keweenaw Waterway, which connects to Lake Superior.

In 2010, the Pilgrim River Watershed Project formed with the goal to secure easements along the river to keep the river accessible for non-motorized recreation.[3] The protected area comprises 1,382 acres (559 ha) of mature forestlands encompassing over 3 miles (5 km) of the river.[4]

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  1. ^ Hauglie, Kurt (February 7, 2012). "Watershed fundraising effort halfway to goal". The Daily Mining Gazette. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed February 3, 2012
  3. ^ "Home". Pilgrim River Watershed Project. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Keeping the Pilgrim River clean". The Daily Mining Gazette. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 47°06′22″N 88°30′43″W / 47.106°N 88.512°W / 47.106; -88.512