Monthly Archives: February 2011

Keeper’s Log, February 28

Outer Island Light Station, February 28, 1879 NE, moderate, snowy. Ther. 7 to 12 above. The Second Assistant returns at 8 PM; has been to Bayfield after the dogs. Had a hard trip out.

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Keeper’s Log, February 27

LaPointe Light Station, February 27, 1876 This morning wind still blowing a gale & snowing furiously. Storm continues all day & night. An Indian arrived at the station at 5 P.M. nearly exhausted. Remained here all night.

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Among The Islands, February 26

Bayfield County Press, February 26, 1931 Fisherman Drowned With Dogs Saturday Axel Jorgenson Drives Into Open Water With Dog Team. Body Was Recovered Sunday And Funeral Held Tuesday Axel Jorgenson, 48 year-old Bayfield fisherman, and the dogs of his dog … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, February 25

Outer Island Light Station, February 25, 1879 NE, fresh, snowy. Ther. 11 to 8. Wind fresh all day with considerable snow. Tonight the wind is increasing to a gale and snowing heavy. The Second Assistant seems to be in bad … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, February 24

Outer Island Light Station, February 24, 1879 NE, moderate, cloudy. Ther. 6 above. Second Assistant goes to Cat Island in search of the lost dog, and to set some traps for mink and otter.

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Keeper’s Log, February 23

Outer Island Light Station, February 23, 1875 Mr. Miller arrived from Detroit with 3 men to get boiler and all machinery out of the Building and up on the bank before it was all burried (sic) with sand coming on … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, February 22

Bayfield Press, February 22, 1945 Plane Called to Rescue Fisherman from Island What is believed to be another “first” for this region so far as air travel is concerned, was established on Monday of this week, when Wesley Boutin, Oak … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, February 21

Outer Island Light Station, February 21, 1879 Variable, light, fair. Ther. 14 to 27. Second Assistant returned at 5 PM; reports no fish to be caught. My dog Roddy ran away from him this morning at Cat Island, and he … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, February 20 – Scott Walker Edition

Bayfield County Press, February 20, 1914 Another Woodsman Killed The body of one William Wasinski, an Austrian laborer in one of the lumber camps on Oak Island, was brought to the city Tuesday morning. The man was instantly killed while … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, February 19

Further developments in the Oak Island case: Bayfield County Press, February 19, 1931 Boutin Is Now Held by Oneida Officers Wesley Boutin of this city, arrested on Oak Island last week, was taken to Rhinelander by Oneida county officers on … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, February 18

Bayfield Press, February 18, 1882 R. Baker and P. F. Rumrill finished up their iceboat on Wednesday and in the afternoon, with several others, we had the pleasure of a variety of its trial trips. The wind was hardly strong … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, February 17

Bayfield Press, February 17, 1872 Mr. R. H. Pendergast, who’s doing so much at his nursery on Michigan Island, to practically demonstrate that this is a fruit growing country… Pendergast was in town during the first of the week, reporting … Continue reading

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