Getcha boat outa the water!
In Wisconsin, United States
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This cache was placed by a team of new geocachers, this is our first! One grew up sailing on Lake Superior, during these sailing trips I always enjoyed viewing the sunsets and watching the sun dip below the line of trees on the other side of the lake.
Another grew up in the area and would often fish off of the break wall.
Take some time to walk around taking in the history of the area. You can sit on a bench and watch the sailboats pull in and out of the marina. We enjoyed walking around and taking in the beauty of the area. Muggels may be around and if a sailboat is being loaded into the water while you are there, take a seat on one of the benches and wait it out so you can take a peak without disturbing their work. It's in a small Fossil Watch Tin (Green).
Some history of what you can see from this cache. The soo line ore dock is currently being dismantled but it should still be visible for quite some time. Take a look around and see if you can find the plaque that lists the information below near the cache site (by the RV park):
"Many docks jutted out from the shore to serve the incoming and outgoing traffic and to provide the essential warehouse facilities. These docks were built of heavy timers and were red in color. Not by reason of paint but stained as a result of continual dusting by the ore. The railroad tracks on top of the dock carried the ore trains right out to the end, high above the boats. At the appropriate point the train would be stopped and the ore from the individual cars would be dumped into the pockets, which lined both sides of the docks. From these pockets chutes were lowered thus allowing the ore to fill the holds of the ore carries. When the hold was filled to capacity, the hatches would be clamped down, and the boat headed out of our Bay toward the steell mills of Cleveland or Buffalo. An unending stream of these boats kept ore dock workers and train crews busy day and night."
"These docks were a major tourist attraction for our relatives and friends who came from the East to visit us. A trip to the waterfront, especially to view the ore docks, was usually first on the site seeing excursion."
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Last Updated: on 4/13/2013 3:36:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:36 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum