Monthly Archives: March 2011

Keeper’s Log, March 31

Outer Island Light Station, March 31, 1875 Mr. Miller got his machinery on the bank and left for Detroit on March 5th, Wednesday. Also O.K. left for Bayfield, and on March 21st returned bringing with him Peter Iveary. J. Drullard … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, March 30

Outer Island Light Station, March 30, 1942 All hands 7:30 breakfast; inspection of the Station. 8:00 A.M., Morning Colors. 8:05, turned to; worked in Fog Signal. Got motor boat ready . Cleaned about the Station. Dinner, 12 Noon. 1 P.M., … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, March 29

Outer Island Light Station, March 29, 1942 Got Number One Engine under way. Pumped water to dwelling and Fog Signal. Sounding for snow. Strong N. E. Worked on battery to get ready for motor boat. Everything in good running condition.

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Keeper’s Log, March 28

Outer Island Light Station, March 28, 1942 Arrived at the Station 5:25 P.M. Hoisted up supplies, and built fires. Lots of snow and ice. V. T. Barningham, BM1C, Officer in Charge, Howard Engles, MM1C, No. 1, Claire Freund, MM2C, No. … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 27

Bayfield County Press, March 27, 1878 We are told on good authority that Mr. James Chapman has ice in his icehouse 15 years old in good preservation The question arises: would aged ice go well with aged Scotch?

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Among The Islands, March 26

Bayfield County Press, March 26, 1933 Fishermen in Long and Dangerous Trip Make fifty mile trip by way of Cornucopia to bring fish here from Madeline Island — trip takes all day. Five Bayfield fishermen had a perilous trip, both … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 25

Bayfield County Press, March 25, 1893 Election at LaPointe The coming spring election will mark an interesting period in the history of the historic town of LaPointe. Fifty years ago it was the most important point on Lake Superior, being … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 22

Bayfield County Press, March 22, 1907 F. C. Smith last week registered at the County Clerk’s office for a license to run an automobile. The machine arrived in the city Wednesday. Mr. Smith owns the first automobile to make its … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 21

Washburn Times, March 21, 1929 Call for Apostle Islands National Park Gary suggests Bass Island Says it’s ideal for federal park Will lend his aid to establishment of Government Park on Apostle Islands Hunter L. Gary, owner of the summer … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 20

Bayfield Press, March 20, 1878 The schooner Marco Polo sailed for Raspberry Island Monday to take out Mr. Louis Larson, keeper of the Raspberry Island lighthouse, together with his family and household goods. Early opening! Interestingly, the same paper reported … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, March 19

Outer Island Light Station, March 19, 1879 W, light, fair. 8 to 22 above. This is the 6th day it has blowed from the W with steady cold. Lake full of ice; very little water in sight. Meanwhile, we just … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, March 18

Bayfield County Press March 18, 1893 The opening of navigation is one of the matters engaging the attention of businessmen at present.  There are many reasons making it extremely difficult to prophesy for either a late or early opening.  The … Continue reading

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