Category Archives: Apostle Islands

In The News, August 8

Bayfield Press, August 8, 1938 Berry harvest is started on Presque Isle Indians engaged in annual work at Bayfield The blueberry harvest on Presque Isle, one of the Apostle Islands group, is just beginning and each day colorful groups of … 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 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 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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In The News, May 9

Ashland Press, May 9, 1877 Fishing activity: Frank Shaw has moved from LaPointe to Ashland Bay to put in pound nets. O’Malley and Shaw (of LaPointe) will have 2 or 3 nets at Lighthouse Point and 6 or 8 at … Continue reading

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In The News, April 20

Bayfield County Press, April 20, 1889 Light Keeper Lederlee, of Sand Island, was in town Thursday for the first time this winter. He says this is the first winter he passed without ever coming to town. He lit his light … Continue reading

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In The News, April 19

Now, here’s a tale to remember: Washburn Times, April 19, 1923 Auto Abandoned On Ice Floe Returns To Owner After drifting about on ice floe on Lake Superior for two days, a Ford car owned by C. T. Scoville of … Continue reading

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In The News, April 14

Bayfield County Press, April 14, 1911 News from Sand Island Louis Moe came in from Sand Island last Sunday for the purpose of fitting out his fishing rig; as soon as the weather permits he’ll return to the island. Mr. … Continue reading

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On This Date, 1934

Sand Island, April 9, 1934 (Burt Hill Memoir) That spring when the ice broke up the drift ice made it difficult for the fish boats to get through. The Cornucopia managed to get out and after setting her nets, could … Continue reading

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And In The News, March 9

Duluth News Tribune, March 9, 1906 Twenty Years To Saw Logs George Quayle Says Bayfield Has Much Activity Ahead of Her Bayfield, Wisconsin, will continue to be a saw mill town for twenty years more. George Quayle, of that village, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, March 7

Outer Island Light Station, March 7, 1878 Variable, light. Ther. 39 to 47. On leaving the Station on the 2nd we run along with a fair wind till within ½ a mile of Red Cliff; here we encountered heavy ice; … Continue reading

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In The News, February 10

Bayfield County Press, February 10, 1883 Seth Snow, keeper of Raspberry Island light, came in the first of the week, and shook hands with his Masonic brethren of their gathering Tuesday. So what’s the big deal about this? Only that … Continue reading

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