Marinette County Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
February 5, 2016: "A pair of Marinette County landmarks could soon be removed. Last year, the Wisconsin DNR decommissioned fire watch towers across the state after deciding the structures are no longer an asset to wildfire detection. As part of that decision, Marinette County became liable for the two, unmanned towers that stand in the county. Pete Villas is Marinette County’s Forest and Park Administrator. He says right now, the DNR is willing to pay for taking down the towers. Marinette County’s fire towers are located near Cedarville and Middle Inlet. Villas says it’s uncertain when the towers will be removed. The Marinette County Forestry and Parks Committee approved the plan to remove the fire towers Thursday." (Bay Cities Online)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - MIDDLE INLET LOT USGS 1954 PID - QL0550 STATE/COUNTY- WI/MARINETTE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - BEAR POINT (1982)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1954 (DAJ) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 18 MILES NORTHWEST OF MARINETTE, 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF CRIVITZ, 7-1/2 MILES EAST OF MIDDLE INLET AND ON THE PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. ROOSE AT THE SITE OF THE MIDDLE INLET LOOKOUT TOWER. IT IS 15 FEET EAST OF THE EAST LEG OF THE LOOKOUT TOWER. THE MARK IS A 8 BY 8 INCH CONCRETE POST, PROJECTS 8 INCHES, MARKED WITH A STANDARD U S GEOLOGICAL BENCH MARK DISK AND IT IS STAMPED MIDDLE NLET TOWER 1935.
A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM INLET NO 1 TO MIDDLE INLET TOWER 1935 (USGS) AND THE DISTANCE IS 60.42 FEET OR 18.416 METERS.
TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF US HIGHWAY 141 AND COUNTY ROUTE X AT MIDDLE - INLET, GO EASTERLY ON COUNTY ROUTE X FOR 7.0 MILES TO A FORKS. THE AZIMUTH MARK ON THE LEFT) KEEP LEFT FORK ON A GRAVEL ROAD EAST AND NORTH FOR 0.65 MILE TO A FORKS, KEEP LEFT FORK UP A HILL FOR 0.1 MILE AND THE STATION AS DESCRIBED.