Monthly Archives: August 2011

Keeper’s Log, August 31

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 31, 1888 Steamer Hurd which was due yesterday did not pass. Saw three foxes today, first one alone, then two together. They were in the meadow catching grasshoppers of which there are plenty. … Continue reading

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And In The News, August 30

Barksdale Monument, Woodland Cemetery, Washburn, Wisconsin Washburn Times, August 30, 1928 Two killed in powder blast at DuPont plant All Washburn was sorrowed over two serious accidents which occurred at the plant of the DuPont Co. at Barksdale last week … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 29

Raspberry Island Light Station, August 29, 1910 In some way unknown to the Keeper, the door leading into the tower from the Assistants’ quarters got locked sometime after the Keeper called the 2nd Assistant’s watch time of call midnight. The … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, August 28

Bayfield County Press, August 28, 1941 Men Stranded On Island Five men and a boy were rescued off Ironwood Island, 18 miles north of Bayfield, last Tuesday by skipper Lyman Nourse and his assistant Larry Ryan, who noticed distress signals … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 27

Smoke and more smoke… and water supply issues continue to bedevil the Outer Island keepers: Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 27, 1886 Last night and all day a dense smoke hung over land and water, much to the … Continue reading

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And In Other News, August 26

The first event held at Memorial Park: Washburn Times August 26, 1920 Plant Workmen to Hold Picnic. In Memorial Park on the Lake Shore. DuPont Co. and Joseph Brenner & Co. to Give Men Half Holiday on Pay. Next Saturday … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 24

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 24, 1888 Stiff neck since day before yesterday; can hardly turn my head. Have of late turned my attention to the stars studying the positions of the various constellations – extending my observations … Continue reading

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And In The News, August 23

Washburn Times, August 23, 1923 Eight-Year-Old Boy Has a Hard Battle with the Waves Became Adrift on an Old Raft Tuesday Morning and Was Taken out into the Open Lake Drifting about on a small raft which was not even … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 22

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, August 22, 1886 City of Fremont, upward bound, ran within 300 yards of the light this morning in a heavy fog. I was blowing the fog horn for about an hour when they called … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 21

Raspberry Island Lighthouse, Keeper’s Diary, August 21, 1886 My digestive organs for some time have been out of order and the calamity increased of late to such a degree that I had to look for some remedial agent.  Tried for … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 20

Outer Island Light Station, August 20, 1879 Wind variable, light 82. Gospel ship “Glad Tidings” with Capt. Bunde arrived this AM; held Sermon this PM, and left for Willies Island at 4 PM. The well-known Great Lakes author Walter Havighurst … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 19

Keeper’s Log, Raspberry Island Light Station, August 19, 1878 U.S. Lt. House engineers came here to build a boathouse and paint the Lt. House The boathouse referred to here was located in the shelter of the sand point at the … Continue reading

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