Monthly Archives: May 2011

What Happened With Mr. and Mrs. Luick?

A few days ago, one of my favorite readers posed a question about the Sand Island keeper’s wife who left the island one evening and never came back: I have been wondering & wondering what ever happened to Ella! What … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 29

Raspberry Island Light Station, May 29, 1932 Searched for York Island Shoal buoy without results. Plane from Sand Island landed here about 4 P.M. Flew down to sand beach and was assisted by the keepers of this Station in hauling … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 28

Raspberry Island Light Station, May 28, 1932 Went to York Island Shoal buoy. Found it was gone from mooring. Went to Bayfield. Wired office. Returned to Station at 7 P.M. Searched shore of Raspberry Island. Cut some lawn. Nice summer … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, May 27

Washburn Times, May 27, 1926 Killed by falling tree Woodsman killed on Outer Island Was employed by the Schroeder Lumber Co. a swamper — killed instantly Running under a tree that was being felled, Archie Meadows, 60 years of age, … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, May 25

Washburn Times May 26, 1921 Big Steamer Goes on Rocks At Gull Island Was bound for Washburn with coal cargoes Ship said to be badly damaged and it will be necessary to lighten cargo to save vessel The steamer Thomas … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 25

Outer Island Light Station, May 25, 1883 S, light, clear. John Armbruster, the Keeper, resigned this Station today to Henry H. Grover, in good condition, him being promoted to Keeper and Henry H. Genery to be First Assistant. The former … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 24

Outer Island Light Station, May 24, 1875 Wind Variable, clear; Tem 58. We launched our boat and I made a start for Bayfield but could not get through the ice and returned. The next morning I tryed it and got … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 23

Michigan Island Light Station, May 23, 1934 Painted eaves of Power House and cut grass. Keeper and Mr. Joyner left for Bayfield then to LaPointe where he landed Mr. Joyner and his tools, and arrived at Station again at 5 … Continue reading

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“Cyclone!”

We’ve learned to call them tornadoes today, and for many of us, the most frightening image the term evokes is merely a nasty old woman on a bicycle. The reality, we are reminded this morning, is very different. Watching the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 22

Michigan Island Light Station, May 22 1930 Cleaned out shed of bunk‑house; full of bed bugs; I burnt mattresses and all old stuff in it. Mr. Les Millar arrived here with Mr. Wilks, Keeper of Raspberry Island. There had been … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, May 20

Bayfield Press, May 20, 1910 Whitney Bros. of Superior have the contract of removing the boilers and machinery of the old wreck tug Ottowa (sic) that was burnt last fall near Red Cliff.  The tug Maxwell went there with a … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 19

Luick Wedding Picture, 1895 Sand Island Light Station, May 19, 1905 SW light and Clear cool. Mrs. Ella Luick left for Bayfield on Str. Barker at 6 PM. And didn’t come back. Ella’s name never appears in the lighthouse log … Continue reading

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