Monthly Archives: April 2012

In The News, April 29

April 29- another one of those days. Just to start: Outer Island Light Station, April 29, 1935 Packing up; about ready to leave. Sounding for fog. Tram car got loose and went down the hill. Broke the four boxes. Outer … Continue reading

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In The News, April 28

Bayfield Press, April 28, 1916 Mrs. Theo Bruder and son Garland, who will conduct The Hermitage on Wilson Island this summer, had a long trip in a small rowboat from the island to this city last Saturday. They found extensive … Continue reading

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In The News, April 24

Washburn Times April 24, 1924 Washburn Gets First Boat On Bay This Year Washburn has the distinction of being the first port of Chequamegon Bay to receive a boat the spring. The steamer H. A. Rock of the Forest City … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 22

LaPointe Light Station, April 22, 1876 Frank Genry while passing from Ashland to La Point (sic) with a team of dogs broke through the ice off the end of the point but succeeded in getting himself and dogs out again … Continue reading

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In The News, April 20

Bayfield County Press, April 20, 1889 Light Keeper Lederlee, of Sand Island, was in town Thursday for the first time this winter. He says this is the first winter he passed without ever coming to town. He lit his light … Continue reading

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In The News, April 19

Now, here’s a tale to remember: Washburn Times, April 19, 1923 Auto Abandoned On Ice Floe Returns To Owner After drifting about on ice floe on Lake Superior for two days, a Ford car owned by C. T. Scoville of … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 17

Opening days at the Sand Island Lighthouse, thirteen years apart. Sand Island Light Station, April 17, 1906 S‑SW breeze at times. Calm, warm, very pleasant. Steamer S. Barker left Bayfield at 6:00 A. M. with five keepers and five assistants … Continue reading

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In The News, April 16

Bayfield County Press, April 16, 1960 Adolph Bodin, veteran Washburn fisherman and Carl Scaug, Washburn, his helper, rested easier Tuesday following a nerve-racking experience when the ice on which they were lifting nets 2 miles offshore from the Bodin settlement … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 15

Opening up is hard to do… LaPointe Light Station, April 15, 1903 Left Bayfield for station 4 P.M. Arrived at station 10 P.M. Comment: OMG! Had a hard time to get ashore through the ice. Had to get in the … Continue reading

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In The News, April 14

Bayfield County Press, April 14, 1911 News from Sand Island Louis Moe came in from Sand Island last Sunday for the purpose of fitting out his fishing rig; as soon as the weather permits he’ll return to the island. Mr. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 13

Things are finally warming up and settling down on Outer Island- time to address the real priorities: Outer Island Light Station, April 13, 1940 Working on thawing out sewer pipe to dwelling, and working in Signal and Quarters. Cleaning up. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, April 12

The opening ordeal continues at Outer Island: Outer Island Light Station, April 12, 1940 Had a pretty tough day today. Chopping ice most of the day to get to the pump to pump water in the tanks at the Signal … Continue reading

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