Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal Series


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Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal EAST (North?) SIDE

Take the first right turn off the 42/57 bridge in Sturgeon Bay and follow the pointing ships to the Coast Guard Station. There is visitor parking in a gravel lot just before the entrance to the Coast Guard Station..  The public is able to access the north breakwater, the rest of the station is off limits. Be sure to read the signs carefully so you know what you can and cannot do!  Enjoy the views of the light house and breakwater light, but due to the new restrictions on the location since 9/11, I hid the box elsewhere nearby.

Clue:
From the visitor's parking lot, head back down the road the way you came (north).  After about 0.35 miles there will be a parking lot for an "Overlook Trail and Recreation Area".  Pull in here and park in the lot.

Find the steps up a hill nearby (not the ones going down to the canal) and count the number of railroad tie steps as you go up: _______ (A).  When you get to the top, catch your breath and turn around to face the parking lot.  From here you can get quite a view of the canal, but also notice that the middle of the parking lot/driveway has a teardrop shape.  Count the number of small brown posts that make up the teardrop: ______ (B).

From the middle of the 6 brown posts you should be close to, site a bearing that is 4.5 times the value of A.  Site the trail on that bearing and go to its start.  We'll say the trail starts at the log that is embedded in the ground across the trail making a step up.  Triple B and walk that many paces further down the trail along the ridge.

Now there should be a clearing to your left which has a large sprawling nine (yes, nine, although one is small and one fell off!) trunked birch tree in the middle.  From the back of that birch sight a bearing of twice A.  Fifteen paces on that bearing and "X" marks the spot! 

Bonus stamp image of the breakwater light can be found by following the clue enclosed in the main letterbox above.  And look for yet another bonus clue in this bonus box!

Good Luck!
-Dragon

Old Clues:  (7/25/1999 LbNA #2055)

Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal
(Door Co. Lighthouse Series Letterbox #4)

Take the first right turn off the 42/57 bridge in Sturgeon Bay and follow the pointing ships to the Coast Guard Station. There is visitor parking, and the public is able to access the north breakwater, the rest of the station is off limits.

Clue:
If you wanted to get to the bright red lighthouse on the end of the breakwater, you'd need to climb up on the steel walkway, but since you can't do that (unless you're USCG personnel) why don't you poke around in the rocks near the base of the ladder and find the letterbox.

Bonus stamp image of the breakwater light can be found by following the clue enclosed in the main letterbox above. 


Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal WEST (South?) SIDE (8/21/1999 LbNA Post #2185)

Original box still in place and the original clues are excellent!

Clue: From Green Bay, take 54 East to County S to County U. Once on U, take a right onto Sand Lane. (It is one of the last right turns you can take on U before getting to 57/42.) Take a left turn on Lake Lane, it is the first intersection you come to. Follow this forward to the parking lot. 

Walk along the beach or the trail through the woods to the Breakwater. Start at 10+00 walking to the bush at the beginning of the breakwater. Take 26 steps to your right. The box is underneath a stone by the log. Happy Hunting.  (Update 7/08: The log is gone - just look under rocks near the small tree.)

-Dierdra


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