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North Point /Sheboygan Point

 
 
North Point /Sheboygan Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. North Point /Sheboygan Point Marker
Inscription. The exposed shelf of rock at North Point is a rarely occurring geologic formation along the Lake Michigan shoreline. In this location, also known as Sheboygan Point or the Sheboygan Reef, the uppermost layer of bedrock protrudes through the surrounding glacial drift. This bedrock is known as Niagara limestone and is part of the same bedrock course as the outcropping in New York which forms Niagara Falls. Niagara limestone is a Silurian dolomite formed by the deposition of marine sediments during the Paleozoic age, 425 to 405 million years ago. When this area was undersea, ancient coral reef structures and other marine fossils are evident within the bedrock. Striations, scratches on the surface of the bedrock, indicate the passage of glaciers over this area during the Ice age.
 
Location. 43° 45.898′ N, 87° 41.78′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker can be reached from Broughton Drive 0.2 miles east of Barrett Street. Click for map. Marker is at an open shelter along Lake Michigan in North Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schooner Gallinipper (a few steps from this marker); The Phoenix Tragedy
North Point /Sheboygan Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. North Point /Sheboygan Point Marker
The marker is attached to the back left pillar.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bustling Shipyards (approx. 0.8 miles away); Heroic Seamen (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fiery Passage (approx. one mile away); The Home Fleet (approx. one mile away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 1.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sheboygan.
 
Also see . . .
1. Niagara Escarpment. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 5, 2010.) 

2. Geologic time scale. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 5, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Niagara Limestone Bedrock image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Niagara Limestone Bedrock
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,000 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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