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

Capstan

 
 
Capstan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
1. Capstan Marker
Inscription.

The deck capstan (or windlass) was used on 19th Century schooners to raise the anchor or sails, and to load & unload cargo. By the 1880's, some schooners were equipped with a steam-powered donkey engine to speed the work.
 
Location. 42° 46.883′ N, 87° 45.471′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Wind Point Lighthouse and can be reached from Village Hall Drive east of Lighthouse Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4731 Village Hall Drive, Racine WI 53402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fog Horn House (here, next to this marker); Schooner Kate Kelly (a few steps from this marker); Surf Boat Rail (a few steps from this marker); Pier and Boat Rails (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuel House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wind Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cream Brick Cottages / Cream Brick (approx. 2.7 miles away); Gilbert Knapp Park (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capstan Wikipedia Entry. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Capstan and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 8, 2013
2. Capstan and Marker

2. Friends of the Wind Point Lighthouse. (Submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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