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In The News, July 18

Bayfield County Press, July 18, 1913 Sand Island Fisherman Drowned Ole Johnson, who has been engaged in the fishing business among the Apostle Islands the past few years, with headquarters at Sand Island, met death by drowning near that place … Continue reading

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In The News, July 17

National Park Service Morning Report, July 17, 2009 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI) Rangers, Volunteers Rescue Kayakers Caught In Heavy Seas On the morning of July 15th, Oak Island volunteer Merle Lang reported that a group of Boy Scouts in … Continue reading

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In The News, July 16

Washburn Times July 16, 1925 Terrific Blast Wrecks Buildings at DuPont Powder Works A terrific explosion completely demolished nitroglycerin storage house number two and mixing house number two at the plant of the DuPont Co. at Barksdale at 12:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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In The News, July 15

Washburn Times, July 15, 1920 35,000 Pounds of TNT Available For Farmers 35,000 pounds of TNT blasting explosive will be available for the farmers of Bayfield County the latter part of August according to county agricultural agent V. E. Brubaker … Continue reading

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In The News, July 14

Bayfield County Press, July 14, 1905 It is said that hereafter government vessels only will be allowed to land at Devils Island. Owners of boats are being notified that they must avoid this island in the future. The government has … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 13

Sand Island Light Station, July 13, 1899 N. E. breeze and cloudy with fog outside. At 9:00 A. M. N. E. fresh with fog. Keeper worked in garden til noon. At 1:40 P. M. Keeper and folkes were startled by … Continue reading

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In The News, July 12

Bayfield County Press, July 12, 1928 Hans Christensen, Mrs. Christensen and their son Elmer were at the mercy of a northeaster off the Red Cliff Point for a time Friday afternoon last week. In a new government lighthouse tender Mr. … Continue reading

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In The News, July 10

Bayfield Press, July 10, 1878 A picnic party went over to Bass Island last Friday. While there, several small boys of the party entered the residence of Judge McCloud during his absence, and ransacked the house from cellar to garrett, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 8

LaPointe Light Station, July 8, 1895 Nothing done today. Lots of visitors today from Bayfield. LaPointe Light Station, July 8, 1906 N.W. heavy rain. From the 3 day of July to the 8 the flies were so bad it was … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 7

Raspberry Island Light Station, July 7, 1930 Painted skiff. Trimmed grass around buildings. worked at Sand Island Painting dome and trimming on tower and inside of dome. The aeroplane “Silver Cloud” from St. Paul, landed at Sand Island at 12:10 … Continue reading

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In The News, July 6

Dry Hard Wood! Dry Hard Wood! Dry Hard Wood! In Any Quantity! In Any Quantity! In Any Quantity! At the OAK ISLAND WOOD YARD! My Wood Yard has a large dock where boats of any draught can lay in perfect … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 5

Outer Island Light Station, July 5, 1912 Cleaned and trimmed Lamps and Lens. Scrubbed canvas rugs, and engine covers. Cleaned up Fog Signal, tended same. Tender “Amaranth” arrived at Station 1 PM. Came ashore with 5 tons of soft coal. … Continue reading

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