Egg Harbor

By: Rosina Peixoto

Mar 30 2012

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The beach at Egg Harbor, Door County, WI.

Egg Harbor was selected to be “Best Small Town” in Wisconsin in a survey by Wisconsin Trails magazine (2011).

South of Egg Harbor, in a picnic area, there is a plaque which reads:

Halfway To The North Pole

The 45th Parallel (45 degrees north latitude) runs through this wayside. This is the midpoint between the Equator and the 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


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