— Wisconsin's Maritime Trails —Behind you, Government Bluff rises 150 feet above the waters of Sturgeon Bay. It was here that Door County's first industry began in 1834 — a limestone quarry. Originally intended for a military fort that was never constructed, the stone was later used by the federal government to construct piers and harbors around Lake Michigan. After the government closed the quarry, it was reopened in the early 1880s by Frank Hogan. Hogan was only a squatter on the property, however, and was driven off it. He later started the Green Stone Company in Sawyer (now part of the city of Sturgeon Bay).
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Maritime Trails series|
|Placed By||The Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 4:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 466583 N 4969375|
|Decimal Degrees||44.87701667, -87.42308333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 52.621', W 87° 25.385'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 52' 37.26" N, 87° 25' 23.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 493 N Norway Rd, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, US|
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