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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker, ...

Whaleback Boat Docked in Superior

Date: 04 1893
Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.

Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: 04 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus", from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
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Expedition Map of Major S.H. Long

Date: 1823
Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...

Soldier's Rock

Date: 1907
Description: Woman standing on soldier's rock on Madeline Island.

Modern Windsled

Date: 05 1954
Description: Windsled used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield. This image was in Ross' book, "La Pointe: Village Outpost".

Ice Fishing on Lake Superior

Date: 1942
Description: Two men and two boys standing on ice in front of a windsled. All four are holding lake trout.

Windsled "Hurricane Hazel"

Date: 1946
Description: Windsled "Hurricane Hazel" on Chequamegon. One man is sitting in the windsled, Another man is standing on the ice.

The Dream Sled

Date: 1955
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type wind sled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-...

Lake Superior Area

Date: 1852
Description: Illustration of four Indians on Madeline Island with a canoe in the water on the shore.

Transporting Parcels on Windsled

Date: 1954
Description: Elmer Nelson sorting through boxes of goods being transported on the "Dream Sled" windsled.

The Dream Sled

Date: 1953
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E...

Boat-Type Windsled

Date: 1957
Description: A boat-type windsled on frozen Lake Superior.

Ski-Type Windsled

Description: Enclosed wooden box windsled mounted on three skis, sitting on lake ice near the shore.

Open Boat-Type Windsled

Description: Man driving windsled on frozen Lake Superior. The windsled is an open boat fitted with an engine and rudder.

Docking Ferry Boat in December

Date: 12 1948
Description: Two men docking a ferry boat at La Pointe in December. Ferry service closed two days after this photograph was taken.

Ice-Breaking in Spring

Date: 04 1949
Description: Two men standing on dock watching the "Penguine" and the "Apostle Island" breaking the ice around the La Pointe dock.

Windsled near Pier

Date: 02 1948
Description: Elevated view of the enclosed wind sled shaped like the Maybe, sitting on the ice with La Pointe dock on the left.

"Gar-How" First Trip of Year

Date: 04 10 1948
Description: Man standing on dock watching the ferry "Gar-How" coming to dock on the first trip in spring.

Motorboating at Devils Island

Description: Slightly elevated view of a wooden in-board motorboat on Lake Superior. Two men are in the front seat, and two bathing beauties are riding in the back wavi...

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