Monthly Archives: December 2010

Keeper’s Log, December 21

LaPointe Light Station, December 21, 1885 Thermometer at sunrise zero. Light breeze from N.W. Thermometer 4 above at noon. Keeper & family left the station at 1 o’clock P.M. for Bayfield to spend the Christmas. No water to be seen. … Continue reading

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Brett, Boxer, and Mrs. Robinson

It’s hard to settle on a literary analogue to Brett Favre. Sometimes I see him as Achilles, vainglorious demigod determined to fight a war on his terms and no one else’s. Other times he seems more like Boxer, the foolish … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 20

Lapointe Light Station, December 20, 1876 Mercury 4 above zero. Cloudy light wind from the S. Channel froze over last night and the ice has remained firm all day, for the first time this season.

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Keeper’s Log, December 19

LaPointe Light Station, December 19, 1901 Discontinued light this 19 day of December. Had to walk ashore. About 9 inches of ice in the bay. About 5 from point to Houghton and about 8 inches of snow. Jos. Sexton & … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 18

Raspberry Island Lighthouse, December 18, 1909 This is the latest this light has been exhibited since the Station has been built. It is winter weather today. Flurries of snow. Keeper inspected the Station. Found it in good order. Cool to … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 17

Outer Island Light Station, December 17, 1877 The wind swung around to the NE today. Ther. fell to 34. Still the sky is cloudless. One would imagine we were transported to another climate judging from the fineness of the weather. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 16

Sand Island Light Station, December 16, 1906 NW half gale and snow squalls at 8:00 A. M. At 10:30 A. M. two tugs came out from inside and towed the steamer barge towards Bayfield. At 12 noon it partly cleared … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 15

Raspberry Island Light Station, December 15, 1906 A distress whistle was heard last night at 8:30 by the 1st Assistant and reported to the Keeper this morning. Weather having been very thick during the night and forenoon. Cleared off at … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 14

LaPointe Light Station, December 14, 1899 Nothing in or out, only a small fish boat. It begins to look like winter now. 6 inches of snow on the level in the woods. I will soon shut down for it’s time. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, December 13

Raspberry Island Light Station, December 13, 1906 The pigeon made his home at the Station. Looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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Keeper’s Log, December 12

Raspberry Island Light Station, December 12, 1906 A pigeon stopped at the Station this noon and is still here. Okay, it was a slow day.

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Keeper’s Log, December 11

Sand Island Light Station, December 11, 1902 NE fresh & Snow Storm changed to S at 9:00 AM & Cloudy. 2:35 PM the A. Booth Str. Barker is near Devil Island to take the Keepers in. The Boat failed to … Continue reading

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