Monthly Archives: October 2010

Keeper’s Log, October 30

Outer Island Light Station, October 30, 1874 The bank around the fog whistle has caved in very much and on the Lake side. The sea has washed it away within 6 or 8 feet of the building. It is now … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 29

Michigan island Light Station, October 29, 1930 Put window shades up and worked in old Tower. Started up New Tower at Sunset. Everything in good shape but Station looked odd. The Old Tower being dark the first time during Navigation … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 28

Outer Island Light Station, October 28, 1874 Turned off the Light 1/4 past 7. A heavy gale from the NE with rain. Thermometer 44 above. 5 o’clock the gale increases with fury. The dock has all washed away, and our … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 27

A twofer, to make up for skipping yesterday while I was temporarily offline. Outer Island Light Station, October 27, 1874 Turned off the Light at ½ past 6 and lit at 6 o’clock PM. Wind NW. Steamer off the Light, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 25

Outer Island Light Station, October 25, 1874 Turned off the Light at 7 o’clock AM. Wind SW, mild, and smokey. Put out the Lantern at 7 and lit up at 6. Mr. Miller and myself worked on the clock which … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 24

LaPointe Light Station, October 24, 1899 Packed up the berries and fruit for town. The first nice day I will bring my folk to town so that the children can go to school. N.E. moderate fog. Barometer 29.18 In total, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 23

Michigan Island Light Station, October 23, 1930 Worked in Signal and about the lawn. Second Assistant made a run to town and back taking his wife and baby. Brought out new oil stove for Keeper’s dwelling. Good idea. They probably … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 22

LaPointe Light Station October 22, 1896 N.W. fresh clear. Two large tugs came out from Ashland and waited for some barges to come in. The weather is quite cold. Thermometer 5:30 A.M. 29. Made ice on the little lake. Mr. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 21

Raspberry Island Light Station, October 21, 1889 Two fishermen, today, capsized their boat and drowned off York Island, the wind blowing moderately from the south. A little more detail from the Bayfield County Press a few days later: Charles Swanes … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 21

Sand Island Light Station, October 21, 1905 W gale and cloudy, cold, freezing. Keeper found a piece of one dollar bill in Justice Bay. The first money he found since the wreck. Hmmmm… guess the rumors were already starting to … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 20

Outer Island Light Station, October 20, 1874: Wind NE, fresh. The boat left for Bayfield to take the men and tools away. We lit the Light at 6 PM and broke one chimney. We had some trouble with the clocks; … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 19

Michigan Island Light Station, October 19, 1930 Fresh NW wind with snow flurries. Removed screens and put up storm doors. Four men landed here this afternoon in a broken down gas boat; had been drifting all day. Storm bound and … Continue reading

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