Monthly Archives: June 2012

In The News, June 30

Bayfield County Press, June 30, 1911 Summer Resort To Open Messrs. E. C. Garwood and D. J. Carpenter came up from Minneapolis yesterday to commence the work of getting the Hermit Island summer resort in readiness for the opening tomorrow. … Continue reading

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In The News, June 28

Bayfield County Press, June 28, 1887 Half the business part of Hurley, Wis., was destroyed by fire to-day. The town is one of the mushroom settlements in the mining region, and the buildings were not very valuable. The loss will … Continue reading

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In The News, June 27

Worth quoting at length in light of current events: the 1946 flood, nearly forgotten now, may not have been as catastrophic as the Great Bayfield Flood four years earlier, but did wreak further destruction on a community that was still … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 26

Raspberry Island Light Station, Keeper’s Diary, June 26, 1886 Yesterday passed my birthday – the 46th.  On the 9th wife and two children (Edward and Joe) surprised me with their a visit.  Stayed 10 days with me cleaning and whitewashing … Continue reading

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In The News, June 17

Maybe you have heard of the 1920 lynching of three black men in Duluth. Maybe you’ve even seen the monument at the corner of First Street and Second Avenue East. This is how the Washburn paper reported the incident at … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 16

Quite often, people ask me if I know of any ghost stories about the lighthouses. I answer, “No, but I know a good horror story. Wanna hear it?” Then I tell them this one. Sand Island Light Station, June 16, … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 12

Whaleback steamer at the Soo Locks LaPointe Light Station, June 12, 1896 Variable light clear. On the night of the 8, two pigs went ashore east of fog signal. They heard the signal and headed for the sound but was … Continue reading

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In The News, June 7

Bayfield Press, June 7, 1945 Tell the Grandchildren of Big June Blizzard Winter came back last weekend and early Saturday morning snow rode in on the wings of a howling northeaster, piling up to a depth of five and six … Continue reading

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In The News, June 5

Washburn Times, June 5, 1924 Warden Powell Pays a Fine Convicted of Shooting Hjalmer Johnson Fired Three Shots at Washburn Lad Who Was Trying to Escape Arrest for Illegal Fishing Game Warden Powell of Bayfield appeared before circuit Judge G.N. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, June 4

Outer Island Light Station, June 4, 1897 SW, light, during day changing into a heavy E gale. Cleaning Lence and Lamp, changing burner, strainer, and float, and tending to general duty. I, the Keeper, left Bayfield at 7 AM with … Continue reading

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In The News, June 3

Ironwood is one of the least prepossessing of the Apostle Islands: no lighthouse, no dramatic cliffs, no mysterious sea caves. But even the second-string islands have history: Bayfield County Press, June 3, 1871 …On the south end of Ironwood Island … Continue reading

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In The News, June 2

Washburn Times, June 2, 1921 Lives of Many Endangered When Ashland Dock Caves It was almost a miracle that loss of life was averted at Ashland Monday afternoon when the dock upon which Memorial exercises were being held gave way, … Continue reading

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