Keeper’s Log, December 22

Outer Island Light Station, December 22, 1874

SW moderate, 43, Snow disappearing fast, hardly any in the clearing.

Wish we could say the same today; I’ll be shoveling and pushing the snowblower this morning for the second day in a row. But first, a quick look at the morning paper:

Bayfield County Press, Dec. 22, 1883

Wednesday night about three clock one of the boarding houses at the Basswood Island stone quarry caught fire and burned to the ground. The house, a long, low, rambling log structure, was occupied by Joseph McCloud, who was in charge of the company’s property during winter. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective stove pipe. The losses are unknown but probably not very heavy as much of the contents of the building were saved.

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2 Responses to Keeper’s Log, December 22

  1. lisahgolden says:

    Goodness. Such hardships all around.

  2. Ranger Bob says:

    Tomorrow will be better.

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