Monthly Archives: January 2012

In The News, January 31

Bayfield County Press, January 31, 1908 Three Men on Way from Presque Isle Have Narrow Escape What is perhaps one of the most thrilling experiences to occur near this city for some time, was that of three men were caught … Continue reading

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In The News, January 30

Windsleds have played a vital role in the lives of Madeline Island’s year-round residents longer than most of us can remember. However, there was a time when they were quite the novelty: Bayfield County Press, January 30, 1941 New Motor … Continue reading

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In The News, January 29

Lots of ice stories today: Keeper’s Log, Outer Island Light Station, January 29, 1879 Wind SW, light, cloudy. Ther. 34 all day. The First Assistant started for Bayfield at 8 AM, but returned after going down about 3 miles and … Continue reading

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In The News, January 26

You want sad? Washburn Times, January 26, 1922 Dies From Exposure When Boat Drifts Across Lake Life Succumbs When Couple Are In Sight Of Land After Drifting An Open Boat All Night Long Port Wing, Wisconsin — With both arms … Continue reading

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In The News, January 25

Perhaps this one? Note: granddaughter included to indicate scale. Washburn Times, January 24, 1924 Big Booze Haul Made in Lakeshore Cave Twenty barrels of mash, a 100-gallon still and over fifty gallons of moonshine whiskey were secured by state prohibition … Continue reading

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In The News, January 24

Bayfield County Press, January 24, 1897 TO CUT THE PINE THE BURNED TIMBER ON THE RESERVATION TO BE CUT THIS WINTER Bids to be Taken for the Pine Next Month Sawmill Will Be Erected Chief Buffalo to Have Charge of … Continue reading

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In The News, January 22

Bayfield County Press, January 22, 1931 Les Parker, Charles Parker and Edgar Parker, who are fishing on Michigan Island, were in Bayfield over the weekend walking in over the ice. They were taken back Sunday by Woodrow Baldwin in his … Continue reading

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In The News, January 21

Some rough moments, 58 years apart. First we have Wilfred and Allison Boutin, Lake Superior fishermen. They were just outside the Apostles setting nets in their canvas-covered boat, which is rough enough this time of year. Then their motor quit, … Continue reading

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In The News, January 20

What’s going on one hundred and one years ago this week? Bayfield County Press, January 20, 1911 Sand Island Notes Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bonde, who came down from Sand Island this week, went down to Minneapolis. Louis Moe returned … Continue reading

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In The News, January 16

Bayfield County Press, January 16, 1897 One of the largest logs ever cut in this vicinity was cut by Alex Gingles, who is logging on Sand Island. It was a butt log sixteen feet long and measured fifty-two inches at … Continue reading

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Spring In January At Mt. Ashwabay

Nothing like 3 km on the Sugar Bush Trail to celebrate a record-setting nice day and lift the spirits while working on a piece that’s even harder to write than Sad Christmas on Basswood Island. We were also hoping to … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mr. Congressman

I try not to brag, but it’s really cool to see that my latest Apostle Islands piece in the Ashland Current got way more views than Rep. Duffy’s interview. Sorry, Congressman. Someone’s Been Here Before Schoolhouse Walls, Sand Island, Apostle … Continue reading

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