In The News, July 22

Bayfield County Press, July 22, 1904

The steamer S. B. Barker, of the Booth line, is now running Saturday and Sunday excursions to Devils Island and the outing is becoming a very popular one with the summer people.

Well, that didn’t last long. As I noted last week, one year later the Lighthouse Service declared Devils Island off-limits to the public. God forbid the taxpayers enjoy themselves on gummint property. Fortunately, these days the island belongs to the National Park Service, an agency with public enjoyment as part of its basic charter. Now, if they would just put the cleats back on the landing so people could actually tie up at the island…

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