Monthly Archives: May 2012

Keeper’s Log, May 28

Outer Island Light Station, May 28, 1935 Working on coal bunker, and put in new gasket on cylinder head in motor boat A party from Bayfield of the U. S Forestry Service and the U. S. Indian Service arrived at … Continue reading

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In The News, May 27

Washburn Times, May 27, 1926 Woodsman killed on Outer Island Running under a tree that was being felled, Archie Meadows, 60 years of age, an employee of the John Schroeder lumber company at their camp on Outer Island, was instantly … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 23

Outer Island Light Station, May 23, 1935 Left 8:10 A.M. for Devils Island. Keeper returned to Station at 2:45 P.M. Burnt out condenser on timer in motor boat and was adrift in boat from 8:30 A.M. till 1:30 P.M. Calm … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 22

Raspberry Island Light Station, May 22, 1910 Keeper painted bedroom and hall upstairs. Observed Halley’s Comet at 9:20 P.M. Visible until 10:45 P.M. Cool! We were living on Fire Island when the comet returned in 1986, so that even though … Continue reading

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In The News, May 21

Bayfield County Press May 21, 1898 Two Steamers Run Aground on Gull Island The steamers Vega and Bulgaria ran ashore on Gull Island during the Northeast storm Wednesday night. The forward compartments of the Vega are badly stove. The Bulgaria … Continue reading

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In The News, May 20

Bayfield County Press, May 20, 1910 Rains Extinguish The Forest Fires The rainfall of the past two or three days has quite effectually extinguished the forest fires which caused so much alarm and anxiety during the past month. Despite the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 19

Raspberry Island Light Station, May 19, 1928 Transferred raft with horse from Frog Bay to sand point, about 5 miles. This would be the horse’s second summer on Raspberry Island. A log entry the previous year explained, “Keepers will use … Continue reading

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In The News, May 17

Bayfield County Press, May 17, 1912 New Summer Homes Sand Island will be the scene of considerable activity the coming summer in the line of the erection of new summer cottages. A party of St. Paul people recently purchased West … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, May 15

A bad time of year for forest fires? I’d say so: when the smoke is so thick that lighthouse keepers have to sound their foghorns to guide ships through the murk, that’s bad. LaPointe Light Station, May 15, 1898 Run … Continue reading

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In The News, May 11

Bayfield County Press, May 11, 1918 The Ashland “Knights of Liberty” Wednesday night gave their third victim in five weeks a coat of tar and feathers when they grabbed Wm. Landraint, former income tax assessor, took him to Fish Creek, … Continue reading

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In The News, May 10

Bayfield County Press, May 10, 1910 Marine News of the Week The steamer Daniel J. Morrell left Duluth last Saturday on her way to the lower lakes; when near Sand Island her air pump became disabled and she headed for … Continue reading

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In The News, May 9

Ashland Press, May 9, 1877 Fishing activity: Frank Shaw has moved from LaPointe to Ashland Bay to put in pound nets. O’Malley and Shaw (of LaPointe) will have 2 or 3 nets at Lighthouse Point and 6 or 8 at … Continue reading

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