Category Archives: Lighthouses

In The News, August 7

In Congress, August 7, 1789 An Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all … Continue reading

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In The News, August 5

Bayfield Woman To Stick By Her Husband Washburn Times August 5, 1920 When Mrs. Emma Barningham left Bayfield for California, accompanying her husband Vern, in the custody of the sheriff from San Diego, California, and charged with a statutory crime, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 23

Raspberry Island Light Station, July 23, 1891 The extraordinary drought of this season received a welcome interruption by frequent showers during the last three days. The rain almost came too late for the withering vegetation and garden crops. So maybe … Continue reading

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In The News, July 22

Bayfield County Press, July 22, 1904 The steamer S. B. Barker, of the Booth line, is now running Saturday and Sunday excursions to Devils Island and the outing is becoming a very popular one with the summer people. Well, that … Continue reading

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In The News, July 19

Banner date for Sand Island: Bayfield County Press, July 19, 1884 Lederle of Sand Island Has a Ten-Pound Boy Last Tuesday. Lightkeeper Lederle of Sand Island rejoices over the arrival of an assistant lightkeeper who arrived Tuesday evening. Ha! I’ll … 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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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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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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In The News, July 2

Bayfield County Press, July 2, 1881 Among the many attractions in and around Bayfield and the Apostle Islands should be numbered the new Light House, in course of construction on Sand Island. Superintendent Louis Lederle and family have located on … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 26

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, June 26, 1886 Yesterday passed my birthday – the 46th.  On the 9th wife and two children (Edward and Joe) surprised me with their a visit.  Stayed 10 days with me cleaning and whitewashing … Continue reading

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