Egg Harbor | Halfway to the North Pole

© Photographed September 1, 2012
Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin
44° 59.851′ N, 87° 18.931′ W

HALFWAY TO THE NORTH POLE
The 45th parallel (45 Degrees North Latitude) runs through this wayside. This is the midpoint between the equator and North Pole. But because the Earth is slightly flattened at the poles, the distance from the 45th parallel to the North Pole is approximately 3117 miles and to the equator approximately 3105 miles.

Polaris (North Star) is directly above the North Pole. Therefore the angle between this point and Polaris is 45 degrees.
Door County Historical Society – 2000
The marker is at a wayside on southbound Wisconsin Highway 42 / Egg Harbor Road, at its intersection with Wayside Road, at 6725 State Highway 42, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209.

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The marker is located in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

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