Bigelow / Hines Railroad Trestle
— Wisconsin's Maritime Trails —In the early days of Washburn, the waterfront was filled with saw mills. The A.A. Bigelow Mill (1887-1902), later to become the Hines Mill, was the largest of three major sawmills in Washburn. It rested on pilings that ran directly out from the present 6th Avenue West. Logs were hauled to the mill by the Washburn & Northwestern Railroad, a narrow gauge system that was owned by the mill. Once the logs reached the lake, they were fed into the mill ponds at log dumps. To handle the massive amount of timber coming out of the Bayfield Peninsula, a trestle was built 1500 fee out into the bay, just east of the main Bigelow/Hines mill dock. This trestle left the shore about where this sign is now.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Maritime Trails series|
|Placed By||Wisconsin Historical Society and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 660515 N 5170257|
|Decimal Degrees||46.66663333, -90.90165000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 46° 39.998', W 90° 54.099'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||46° 39' 59.88" N, 90° 54' 5.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701 Lake Dr, Washburn WI 54891, US|
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