Monthly Archives: January 2011

Among The Islands, January 30

Bayfield County Press, January 30, 1941 New Motor Sled Passes First Test A new propeller-driven motor sled passed its first tests here last Tuesday afternoon with the complete satisfaction of the builder, Anton Lindquist and his son Arney, who have … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, January 28

Outer Island Light Station, January 28, 1878 Calm, clear, sunshine. Ther. From 18 at 10 AM to 10 at 8:30 PM. Set steel traps for rabbits today. Dog Tiger got caught in one. Went out and hunted him up after … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 27

Bayfield County Press, January 27, 1911 Bayfield Man Murdered John Gordon Killed In Big Street Fight At Mellen Last Saturday Night Companion Also Killed By Blow On Head Friends in Bayfield of John Gordon, formerly of this city, received word … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 26

Washburn Times, January 26, 1922 Dies From Exposure When Boat Drifts Across Lake Knife River Fishermen Picked Up At Port Wing Life Succumbs When Couple Are In Sight Of Land After Drifting An Open Boat All Night Long Port Wing, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, January 25

Outer Island Light Station, January 25, 1879 Calm, clear. Ther. 16 at 8 AM, 20 at noon, and 14 at 8 PM. Last night the wind blowed a gale from the North bringing in all the ice from outside and … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 24

Washburn Times, January 24, 1924 Big Booze Haul Made in Lakeshore Cave Complete Moonshine Equipment Uncovered Ed Ferguson Placed under Arrest Following a Raid by Prohibition Officials Monday Night Twenty barrels of mash, a 100-gallon still and over fifty gallons … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 23

Bayfield County Press, January 23, 1897 To Cut The Pine The Burned Timber on the Reservation To Be Cut This Winter Bids to be Taken for the Pine Next Month – Sawmill Will Be Erected Chief Buffalo to Have Charge … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 22

From Burt Hill’s memoir of life on Sand Island: 1936 – Starting January 18 and continuing until the first of March we witnessed one of the longest and coldest spells ever recorded. During all that time the mercury never rose … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 21

Bayfield County Press, Jan. 21, 1932 Boutin brothers safe after five days drifting on the open lake A telegram received here Monday afternoon at 3:00 told Ulrick Boutin, Bayfield fishermen, of the safety of his two sons, Allison and Wilford, … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 20

What’s going on a hundred years ago this week? Bayfield County Press, January 20, 1911 Sand Island Notes Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bonde, who came down from Sand Island this week, went down to Minneapolis. Louis Moe returned Wednesday to … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, January 19

Bayfield County Press, January 19, 1884 It is reported that the lighthouses on Sand and Michigan Islands are to be supplied with fog horns next season. Don’t believe everything you read in the paper. Sand Island never got a fog … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, January 18

LaPointe Light Station, January 18, 1891 Left station 8 A.M. for Bayfield on the 18. Closed for the season. [signed] Jos. Sexton, keeper Hanging on late this year, Joe! The LaPointe lighthouse as it appeared at the time of this … Continue reading

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