Washburn in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Washburn Historic Waterfront
Bigelow / Hines Railroad Trestle
—Wisconsin's Maritime Trails —
Today, except for a few broken off pilings and some crib rock, there is very little left of the trestle itself, but its path is strewn with hardware from the logging cars. Everything from hand tools and tie-down chain, to pieces of the logging cars and coupling systems lies right where they were left the last day of work. Seeing these artifacts lying on the bottom, it’s tempting to picture a frustrated rail worker watching a link pin drop into the water while the engineer whistles impatiently to pull out for another load of logs.
Erected by Wisconsin Historical Society and University of Wisconsin
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails marker series.
Location. 46° 39.998′ N, 90° 54.099′ W. Marker is in Washburn, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker can be reached from 6th Avenue West south of Lakeview Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located along the waterfront walking trail in Thompson's West End Park at the end of 6th Avenue W. Marker is in this post office area: Washburn WI 54891, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washburn Lumbering Days / The Hines Lumber Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sprague Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bank of Washburn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washburn, The Monolith City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Madeline Island (approx. 4 miles away); Schooner Lucerne (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy (approx. 4.8 miles away); Doctor Edwin Ellis (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washburn.
More about this marker. Unfortunately, this marker has been "tagged" with graffiti.
Also see . . . Wisconsin's Maritime Trails. Wisconsin Historical Society (Submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.