Stone Crusher

Photographed November 4, 2014
Erected by Harrington Beach State Park
Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
 (A) 43.497424,-87.810904
(entrance to Harrington Beach State Park)
(B) 43.496702,-87.794688
(park at the Welcome Center)
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Stone Crusher
Mules pulled rail cars laden with stone from the quarry and cables hauled them to the crusher, which could handle 1,500 yards of stone each day. Working like an enormous grater, the crusher produced small stones and limestone powder which were carried out by conveyors. After 1920, washed-gravel roadbeds were preferred over crushed limestone. Soon, the pumps were ceased to run at this once-flourishing quarry, and it gradually filled with water, becoming the deep, serene lake you see today.

Only the pilings remain of a once power stone crusher built in 1902. The pilings are usually submerged underwater about one foot.
The marker is located deep inside Harrington Beach State Park. Use the above GPS coordinates to (A) arrive at the park entrance, (B) park your vehicle at the Welcome Center, and begin the 18-marker journey through the park, to the shores of Lake Michigan, and around Quarry Lake. The address to the entrance to Harrington State Beach Park is 531 County Road D, Belgium, Wisconsin 53004.

NOTE: You will need a Wisconsin State Park annual pass or day pass to access the marker; the marker is inside a fee-to-enter area.

 


The marker is No. 7 on the Harrington Beach State Park "Stonehaven" Historic Trail.




 Access to the markers begins near the Welcome Center.

The markers are along the scenic trail, which begins
adjacent to the parking lot for the Welcome Center.


Go past this gate to access the markers.

 There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Welcome Center.


The marker is located at Harrington Beach State Park.

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