It lists MANY of the old logging grades that aren't on any current map. Using these maps, I relocated a few grades throughout the county and confirmed them by pulling spikes out of the ground. I found 4 different sized spikes on the old Klise grade at Sturgeon Bay, 2 lying right on top of the sand grade. The Kilse grade is the easiest to located as it is plainly visible the last 1/2 mile as it approaches and enters the beach at Sturgeon Bay, but the rest is completely gone and not a trace exists. Some of the spikes on this grade are no bigger than a finger.
I am going to try and locate as many of the old grades as I can throught the county over the next few years, and maybe even some of the logging camps. I hope someday to find a piece of rail buried but I won't hold my breath.
Nice way to pass a lazy sunday afternoon. I learend to drive on the 2 tracks and seasonal roads of Emmet county and it was inetersting to find out how many were old logging railroads and how many I would have crossed. There are scores of others I plan on exporing, but if you do the same, make sure you havea CURRENT platbook to make sure you aren't on private property!
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