Strange Maps Point

Over at the terrific blog Strange Maps, Frank Jacobs recently pointed out some weird American exclaves. By "exclave" he means places in the U.S. that you can't get to by land, unless you go through another country. Point Roberts in Washington State is the best known, but Frank found a couple others in Lake of the Woods in Minnesota.
You can read all about it from Frank, my only contribution here is to reinforce Frank's suggestion that the previously unnamed sliver of America that's just west of Elm Point should be named "Strange Maps Point." In fact, I unearthed a rare map that actually shows the exclave as "Strange Maps Point." It's above. You can zoom in. And check out the islands to the east ;)

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