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Eskimos Catching Crabs

Date: 1930
Description: Wenga and Amutuk catching crabs in the Arctic.
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Eskimo Duck Dance

Date: 1930
Description: Eskimo duck dance to celebrate the Spring hunt.
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Iceboats on Lake Mendota

Date: 1896
Description: A gathering of iceboats and their captains on Lake Mendota.
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Frazzle Ice

Date: November 20 1959
Description: Frazzle ice (snow floating in water) on the Mississippi River near Alma, WI.
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Iceboats

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Description: Iceboats at Williams Bay on Lake Geneva.
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Ships Tied Up for Winter

Date: 1950
Description: Overhead view of ships tied up for the winter in slips.
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Ice Fishing on Lake Winnebago

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Description: Man and boy in silhouette ice fishing.
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Modern Windsled

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

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

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Description: Enclosed wooden box windsled mounted on three skis, sitting on lake ice near the shore.
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Open Boat-Type Windsled

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

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

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

Date: February 1948
Description: Elevated view of the enclosed wind sled shaped like the Maybe, sitting on the ice with La Pointe dock on the left.
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"Gar-How" First Trip of Year

Date: April 10 1948
Description: Man standing on dock watching the ferry "Gar-How" coming to dock on the first trip in spring.
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Two Women Outside a Log Cabin

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Description: Two women stand outside the doorway of a log house in winter. They are posed with a washtub, broom and dust pan.

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