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Belgium in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Water Transport

 
 
Water Transport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
1. Water Transport Marker
Inscription.  Only fragments remain of a pier that once extended from this point more than 700 feet into Lake Michigan. Rail cars, loaded with limestone from a hopper at the crusher house, ran along the top of the pier about 50 feet above the water. Workers first dumped the limestone into storage bins and then transferred it to waiting company steamships such as the Hennepin and the Topeka. These wooden-slab-sided ships transported stone to company yards in Milwaukee, South Haven, and Muskegon.

A steamship prepares for travel, circa 1900.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 29.575′ N, 87° 47.486′ W. Marker is in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. The marker is located within Harrington Beach State Park along the Stonehaven Historical Trail which starts just south of the Ansay Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 County Rd D, Belgium WI 53004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steamer Niagara: The Fiery End (within shouting distance of this marker); The Krier House

Water Transport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
2. Water Transport Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Play Ball (about 600 feet away); About the Quarry and the Limestone (about 600 feet away); Fire! Fire! Fire! (about 600 feet away); Destination and Uses of the Limestone (about 600 feet away); Stone Crusher (about 700 feet away); Stonehaven Housing (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
 
Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2018
3. Stonehaven Historical Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2018, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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