Monthly Archives: August 2011

Among The Islands, August 18

Diary of Rev. James Peet, August 18, 1858 The colored man dies today. The sanctimonious preacher’s diary notes several times in August, 1858, that a “colored man” was seriously ill in Bayfield. Though meticulous in regarding the most minute details … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, August 17

Outer Island Light Station, August 17, 1878 NE, light, fair. 71 ‑ 29 45. The Dahlia arrived at 5 PM. Commander Miller accompanied by Mrs. Miller and Miss Terry came ashore. After going into extacy over our new boy and … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, August 14

Devils Island boathouse, at the south end of the island, about one mile from the light station. Photo September 2003. Bayfield County Press, August 14, 1947 Coast Guard Work At Devils Island Will Be Done In Two Weeks Construction work … Continue reading

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And In Other News, August 13

Bayfield County Press, August 13, 1901 Man Is Found Dead Cornucopia Man Meets Death by Drowning in But Two Inches of Water No little excitement was caused Wednesday morning at Cornucopia when the dead body of Joe Provost, a resident … Continue reading

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Keepers Log, August 12

Smoke, smoke, smoke those northern woods! LaPointe Light Station, August 12, 1894 S.W. A.M. moderate N.W. P.M. smoky. Outer Island Light Station, August 12, 1894 SW, fresh and smokey. Signal going. Raspberry Island Light Station, August 12, 1894 Smoke Forest … Continue reading

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More Memories

A bit of history from the park where I learned that most people look better with their clothes on: Cape Cod Times, August 7, 2011 Nudity a Defining Seashore Issue …After decades of decorous skinny-dipping at remote Seashore beaches, in … Continue reading

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Among The Islands, August 11

National Park Service Morning Report, August 11, 1995 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WI On August 5th, volunteer lighthouse keepers on Devils Island reported that men on a sailboat anchored offshore were shooting at them with a “red and white rifle.” … Continue reading

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Taking A Break

Be back before too long if history is a guide.

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