Monthly Archives: September 2010

Keeper’s Log, September 20

Raspberry Island Light Station, September 20, 1896 The “Columbus” passed down by here at 2 P.M. A passing ship well worth noting! The SS Christopher Columbus: bow (above) and stern views (below). Whaleback ships were a curiosity seen on the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 19

Raspberry Island Light Station, September 19, 1931 Keeper returned with freight for Station.  Installed new Aladdin lamps in tower.  There is a marked improvement in the light over the old type Hains lamps.  Increase in candle power about 300 percent.  … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 18

Nothing good happens on the eighteenth of September: Outer Island Light Station, September 18, 1874 On Saturday it blowed a living gale from N to NW. The sea washed away the dock and ruined the scow that belonged here. This … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 17

Outer Island Light Station, September 17, 1874 I got ready to move my household goods from Bayfield to Outer Island on a sail boat, but three gentlemen that were going to put up the fog whistle arrived at Bayfield and … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 16

Raspberry Island Light Station, September 16, 1887 Early in the morning of the 13th there suddenly arose a gale from the west. I hastened out of bed to move the boat from its anchoring near the dock to a sheltered … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 15

Sand Island Light Station, September 15, 1905 SW fresh & cloudy, fog. F. A. Hudson returned at 2:00 p. m., absent 2 days, 7 hours. Keeper walked three miles around the beach to look for the other body. Ummm… Manny… … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 14

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, September 14, 1890 Succeeded in getting the wreck over to the boathouse by standing upon her covered bow and pushing her along with the boathook, a moderate breeze from the west aiding me somewhat. … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Geoff And Molly

Murdered on the Appalachian Trail, twenty years ago today.

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Keeper’s Log, September 13

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, September 13, 1890 Found the boat this morning still in her place, but keel partly and stern completely gone and otherwise badly damaged and shaken up.  I fear she is a wreck.  If the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 12

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, September 12, 1890 A stormy day.  Rain, thunder and lightening last night and all the forenoon.  In the afternoon a fresh breeze from the west sprang up, all of a sudden, which by this … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 11

Sand Island Light Station, September 11, 1905 SW, fresh & clear Keeper repaired the roof, replaced the tin shingles that the wind tore off Sept. 2nd. Assistant is cutting brush. Ex‑governor S. Fifield came around with his yacht and small … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 10

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, September 10, 1887 Mr. Boutin brought my mail. Rec’d the shocking news of my brother Edward’s death which occurred in Marquette on the 2nd. His farewell letter only reached me today. Edward Jacker was … Continue reading

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