Monthly Archives: June 2011

Keeper’s Log, June 30

Devils Island Light Station, June 30, 1955 Through (sic) out numerous articles of old furniture and burned in presence of Group Commander. Removed all steel kitchen cabinets from dwelling that is not in use and transferred same to CG 40521 … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 29

Sand Island Light Station, June 29, 1900 North North West gale. clear. Devils Island Light visible. About 7:00 the morning a tug towing two rafts nearly had her rafts ashore in front of the Station. The current was so strong … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, June 27

Bayfield County Press, June 27, 1913 Child Drowned at Gull Island Henrietta, the seven-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanson, of this city, met accidental death Wednesday by drowning.  The misfortune happened at Gull Island, where Mr. and … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 26

Raspberry Island Light Station, June 26, 1886 (Keeper’s Diary) Yesterday passed my birthday – the 46th. On the 9th wife and two children (Edward and Joe) surprised me with a visit. Stayed 10 days with me cleaning and whitewashing the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 25

Sand Island Light Station , June 25, 1900 NE fresh & Cloudy. cold. Devils Island Light visible. At 12 Noon Mr. Luick left the Station for East Bay. From there he will go on Str Barker to Bayfield to be … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 24

Sand Island Light Station, June 24, 1900 SW breeze & Cloudy & thick with Smoke. Devils Island Light not visible. Strs whistling one lamp chimney partly melted on lamp last night. Burnt 14 gills of oil in 8‑1/2 hours. Mr. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 23

Outer Island Light Station, June 23, 1875 Wind N to NE, moderate; Temp. 60. At 8 o’clock AM our over flow was so great that it drained our Light and [I] was obliged to use the Students lamp till we … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 22

LaPointe Light Station, June 22, 1941 Sunday. Attended to ordinary duty. Tug Butterfield entering Ashland Bay with a raft in the afternoon. Light to moderate E. winds partly cloudy. Thermometer registered 72 degrees F. today. The mighty Butterfield was for … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 21

Sand Island Light Station, June 21, 1900 Calm & Clear Fog & Smoke. Keeper set hen with duck eggs. (Signature: Examined J. A. Wilson Inspector) At 7:30 AM The Steamer U. S. Marigold with oil and other supplies. Comdr & … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 19

Raspberry Island Light Station, June 19, 1914 Lee E. Benton of Two Harbors arrived at the Station at 9 P.M. to take charge of the Station as Keeper. Lee Benton (1872-1924) served as keeper at Raspberry Island for ten years. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 18

Sand Island Light Station, June 18, 1907 SW light and cloudy till 10:00 A. M. Fog on north shore. Changed to clear at 11:00 A. M. Miss Emma K. Hahn, assistant keeper, returned from town at 2:00 P. M. Absent … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 17

Sand Island Light Station, June 17, 1899 Calm & clear, cool. Keeper cleaned windows and hauled wood. And lifted a herring net and got 92 herring, 10 suckers, one lawyer, one 6-pound trout and caught one large trout on 95 … Continue reading

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