Monthly Archives: September 2011

And In The News, September 30 – Special Bulletin

Washburn Times, September 30, 1926 Trapped Miners Found Safe After Five Days After being trapped in the Pabst mine at Ironwood for five days, 43 miners were rescued late Wednesday afternoon when workmen succeeded in removing the dirt and rock … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 30 – Special Double Birthday Edition

Michigan Island Light Station, September 30, 1929 Put Gull Island in commission today. 10:30 AM. 15 º Atmospheres registered on tank. Gull Island That’s right- today is the eighty-second birthday for the lonely light tower that marks one of the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 29

LaPointe Light Station, September 29, 1888: W. fresh A.M. Variable P.M. cloudy. Vessel Minnehaha went ashore 3/4 of a mile east of light last night. Wind N.W. fresh. 3 of crew came to lighthouse 4 A.M. Fault of watch on … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 28

LaPointe Light Station, September 28, 1899 The first snow this season- a hard northwest gale & snow squalls all day. Kept steam up in fog signal all day. 3 steamers into bay for shelter. Booo! Hisss! Go away snow!

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Keeper’s Log, September 27

Michigan Island Light Station, September 27, 1929 Keeper moved in to new dwelling today. Raining most of the day. NE wind, moderate. Thick on Lake this morning. The year 1929 saw extensive construction at the Michigan Island light station: a … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 26

Raspberry Island Light Station, September 26, 1904 Finished painting on the dwelling. Mrs. Ella Luick of Sand Island Lightstation, visited Raspberry Island today. Cleaned the flues in boiler No. 1 and cleaned up in signal house. The photo below appears … Continue reading

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And In The News, September 25

There is no doubt in my mind that Hermit Island has more cock-and-bull stories associated with it than any other island of the Apostles chain. I suspect that nineteenth century yarn-spinners were embellishing the Hermit’s story before his body was … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 25

Happy 130th birthday to the Sand Island Lighthouse! Annual Report of the U.S. Lighthouse Service, 1882 Sand Island, Wisconsin: The station is completed and it was lighted for the first time on the night of September 25, 1881. The most … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 24

A twofer, thoroughly ironic: Outer Island Light Station, September 24, 1874 We left in our sail boat for Bayfield to get provisions. Arrived that night about 12 o’clock. I went over to LaPointe the next morning to get pork and … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 23

Ashland Breakwater Light Station Log, September 23, 1922 Warm and windy- Did necessary routine duties. Navigation light. All lights vis. Keeper, J.H. Bergan, passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital at 11:30 P.M. from heart failure. Work to be carried on … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 22

Outer Island Light Station, September 22, 1875 The water in the well gave out at 7:30 AM. Carried water from the house well by this means kept the Signal agoing until 9:30 AM when the fog lifted or cleared. Sent … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, September 21

Outer Island Light Station, 1946 Sept. 21: General duties around Station. Boat returned from Bayfield with Munn, Eugene W., 232‑364, BM1C, for assignment to duty as Officer in Charge, replacing Barningham, Vernon T., 213‑716, BM1C, in accordance with District Order … Continue reading

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