Bayfield Press, July 10, 1878
A picnic party went over to Bass Island last Friday. While there, several small boys of the party entered the residence of Judge McCloud during his absence, and ransacked the house from cellar to garrett, even going so far as to open and examine the contents of trunks, valises and boxes. They also went to the cupboard and over hold that, eating anything they found that was extra palatable. These boys should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law on account of the cowardly and mean trespass they committed.
The first recorded incident of vandalism in the Apostle Islands maybe? Dunno.