Monthly Archives: October 2011

Keeper’s Log, October 27

Outer Island Light Station, October 27, 1874 Turned off the Light at ½ past 6 and lit at 6 o’clock PM. Wind NW. Steamer off the Light, bound down, at 11 o’clock PM. O. K Hall left Bayfield Monday October … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 26

Outer Island Light Station, October 26, 1897 Left Bayfield at 10:30 AM. Arrived at 4:30. Capsized and swamped the boat in trying to land. On nearing the shore found the breakers larger than they seemed from outside. One large breaker … Continue reading

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And In The News, October 25

Bayfield County Press, Oct. 25, 1928 — Advertisement $100 Reward! $100 reward for the apprehension and conviction of the persons who unlawfully took and carried away the sandstone blocks, valuable timber, lumber and household goods from Idlewild, Basswood Island. Mrs. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 24

Outer Island Light Station, October 24, 1876 Snowy today. Can see from 4 to 8 miles. On account of the small quantity of water decided it best not to run Signal reserving the same for stormy and thicker weather. Ensuring … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 23

Devils Island Light Station, October 23, 1962 1330: Informal traffic via Bayfield from Grocom Duluth all leave and CL cancelled this date. 1400: Informal traffic via Bayfield from Grocom Duluth to comply with WOODRUSH message 302025Z. Not a drill. The … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 22

Raspberry Island Light Station, October 22, 1925 Hauled out birch logs. Went to Devil’s Island with message for the Keeper and took him to Bayfield, his daughter being critically ill. Well, some good news. Records show that both of Keeper … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 21

Raspberry Island Light Station, October 21, 1889 Two fishermen, today, capsized their boat and drowned off York Island, the wind blowing moderately from the south. A little more detail from the Bayfield County Press a few days later: Charles Swanes … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 20

Outer Island Light Station, October 20, 1874 Wind NE, fresh. The boat left for Bayfield to take the men and tools away. We lit the Light at 6 PM and broke one chimney. We had some trouble with the clocks; … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 19

Michigan Island Light Station, October 19, 1930 Fresh NW wind with snow flurries. Removed screens and put up storm doors. Four men landed here this afternoon in a broken down gas boat; had been drifting all day. Storm bound and … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 18

Outer Island Light Station, October 18, 1909 Cleaned and trimmed Lamps and Lens. First Assistant, Geo Lawrence, left Station at 7:20 AM for Bayfield in Keeper’s launch to see what had become of Second Assistant as he had been absent … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 17

Outer Island Light Station, October 17, 1889: NW Gale continues, then snow fell at intervals from 1 to 7 AM but not to have to sound the Signal. Ther. 31 today; kept fire in Signal to prevent frost. W. Gale … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, October 16

Outer Island Light Station, October 16, 1889 At 4 PM the wind commenced to blow from the NE. After sundown it increased to a gale. By 2 o’clock it blew a Hurricane accompanied by heavy rain. It blew the hardest … Continue reading

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