Monthly Archives: November 2011

Aunt Dolly’s Cranberry Melange

By request- a recipe passed to us years ago by a wonderful friend back in New York. (Hi, Bobbie!) 1 pound fresh cranberries 1 can (20 ounce) pineapple chunks in own juice 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 cups sugar 1/4 … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 30

Sand Island Lighthouse, ~1920s Sand Island Light Station, November 30, 1901 SW fresh warm. Mrs. Luick inspected the Station. Everything in order for the winter. Huh? What’s this? Twenty-two year-old Ella Luick suddenly in charge of closing up? That’s a … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 29

Remember the Herring King? Remember brave Captain Goldish? Well, about that… Sand Island Light Station, November 29, 1917 SW gale & Cloudy warm. The Gasoline Boat Herring King took fire at 2:30 p. m. after leaving East Bay, her load … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 28

Sand Island Light Station, November 28, 1905 ENE A terrible gale and soft snow. The wind blowed 80 miles per hour. We could not face it. The sea washed on top of the bank in front of the lighthouse. It … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 27

Outer Island Light Station, November 27, 1874 Terrible gale, NW. Closed the Light today as it was so cold we couldn’t run it any longer and we thought there was no necessity as it had been so cold and such … Continue reading

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And In The News, November 26

Bayfield County Press, November 26, 1887 Capt. Pike’s tug, Favorite, returned from Milwaukee Sunday. The boys’ account of the trip is to the effect that they had anything but pleasure on their way home after striking Lake Superior. Leaving Whitefish … Continue reading

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And In The News, November 25

Bayfield County Press, November 25, 1910 The gasoline boat Red Wing, of Duluth, was brought into the local harbor Tuesday in tow of the boat Herring King of this city. The Red Wing was in a disabled condition, owing to … Continue reading

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And In The News, November 24

Bayfield County Press, Nov. 24, 1900 According to Washburn Times the number of smallpox cases in Washburn have been greatly exaggerated. Instead of there being nearly 200 cases, as has been reported, the Times says there are only 22 cases, … Continue reading

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And In The News, November 23

Some time around the turn of the twentieth century, two young Jewish brothers left their home in Lithuania for the New World, finally landing at Duluth. S.L. Goldish and his younger brother Harry found work on fishing boats along the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 14

An inauspicious day, it seems. Outer Island’s rough start gets worse: Outer Island Light Station, November 14, 1874 Finished hauling our boat into Winter quarters today. Stripped her and covered her over, or in other words, housed her in. Drullard … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 13

Raspberry Island Light Station, November 13, 1924 2nd Assistant returned from town with news that Keeper Lee E. Benton of this Station was dead at Ashland Hospital. One of the sadder stories from island history. Lee Ellsworth Benton (1872-1924) entered … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, November 12

Raspberry Island Light Station, November 12, 1916 Mr. Marshall of Devil’s Island brought his horse over this afternoon. Landed at the sand point. Going to keep the horse here for a couple of weeks. Had to start fire in signal … Continue reading

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