Monthly Archives: April 2011

Keeper’s Log, April 12

Outer Island Light Station, April 12, 1880 Monday 12‑ SW, moderate, clear. 22 to 60. Very warm. This afternoon arrived home 1 PM. Broke through at Cat Island with the dogs, one dog getting into the water.

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Keeper’s Log, April 11

Outer Island Light Station, April 11, 1878 W, strong, cloudy. Ther. 38 to 46. During last night wind hauled around to the W and blowed very hard till sunset. At 8:30 PM experienced a heavy squall from the NW accompanied … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 10

Outer Island Light Station, April 10, 1876 Heavy rain all day. At 4 AM the Third Assistant arrives, a boy, weighs 8½ lbs. troy weight. This is an important event, at least to me. Mother and Babe are doing well. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 9

LaPointe Light Station, April 9, 1942 Madeline Island Winter Detachment arrived with keepers at 1130. J.W. Bard, Keeper; Ben S. Hudak, First Assistant; Al Gustafson, Second Assistant. Found station in good order. Placed fog signal & beacon & light in … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 8

Devils Island Light Station, April 8, 1959 After trying all morning to transfer oil from 1,500 gallon storage tank to fuel oil tank in basement, tank was sounded and found to be empty. Fuel lost amounted to about 1210 gallons. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 7

LaPointe Light Station, April 7, 1902 Left Bayfield at 5 P.M. Arrived at station 7:20 P.M. and lit the lights April 7th 1902. James Long arrived at Bayfield on the 6th of April. N.E. heavy A.M. Lots of ice in … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 6

Devils Island Light Station, April 6, 1952 Filled fresh water system from deep well on General Motors diesel engine. Started GM diesel for test run, ran normal. Putting up antennas for beacon, TCP-1, R-115’s. Still charging battery bank, specific gravity … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, April 4

Bayfield County Press April 4, 1870 Fell Through The Ice And Is Drowned Missed By His Companions, Who Return And Find Him Captain A.B. Smith lost his life last Saturday by going through the ice, while returning from the fishing … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, April 3

Bayfield County Press, April 3, 1941: James McNeil Victim of Crash Through Ice Jimmy McNeil, c. 1940 James McNeil, 22, son of Martin McNeil, was the first of this season’s ice fishing casualties when his small car plunged through rotten … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, April 2

Bayfield County Press, April 2, 1931 Tug Breaks Ice For Fish Boats Wed. A.M. Eight Gas Fish Boats To Camps On Various Islands After Tug Clears Channel To Madeline Island Wednesday morning a fleet of eight Bayfield gas fish boats … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 1

Outer Island Light Station, April 1, 1879 Variable, moderate , cloudy. Ther. 22 to 36. The First Assistant returned at 12 noon. Broke through the ice at the south end of Cat in shoal water. Got the mail slightly wet … Continue reading

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