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Fort Howard

Date: 1851
Description: A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard rowing a boat on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of...
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Whaleback Boat Docked in Superior

Date: April 1893
Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Fishing

Date: 1956
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower and his brothers on a fishing trip proudly exhibiting muskies and northern pike on a Wisconsin lake. From left are Dwight, Edgar, Milt...
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Gypsy Rose Lee Fishing

Date: 1950
Description: Gypsy Rose Lee (aka Louise Hovick, 1914-1970) with a large muskie she caught in a northern Wisconsin lake.
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Memorial Union Terrace

Date: 1940
Description: Summertime view of people at tables on University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union terrace, looking out to canoes and sailboats on the lake. In the back...
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Fishing Early in the Morning

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Description: Lawrence Martin and Will Hotchkiss fishing off a pier early in the morning.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Date: July 1946
Description: Dwight D. Eisenhower, fishing with his brothers on Wisconsin Lake, proudly exhibit Muskies and one Northern Pike.
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Fishing Dock

Date: 1938
Description: View from water of fishing dock and structure alongside; log buildings in background on shore. Possibly on shoreline of one of the Apostle Islands or on Ch...
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Departing Ellis Island

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Description: Elevated view from railing of immigrants boarding a ferry to depart Ellis Island.
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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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"Louis Moe" Sailboat

Date: 1902
Description: Ole Christinson, Dick Hanson, Fred Hanson, and Herman Johnson, Sr., onboard sailboat "Louis Moe" along the shore of Sand Island.
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"Idora" at Mission Stub Dock

Date: 1910
Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Idora," owned by Charles Russell, docked at the Mission 'stub dock' on Madeline Island. A group of people are on boar...
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Arrival of "Woodrush"

Date: 1949
Description: View from dock of the U.S. Coast Guard ship "Woodrush" arriving at the La Pointe dock to clear ice. Two trucks are on the dock, one with a piano.
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"Plowboy" Approaching the Mission Dock

Date: 1904
Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...
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"Byng I" Steamboat

Date: 1930
Description: Group of people on board the steamboat "Byng I" sometime prior to 1930.
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Lizzie W. at Mission Dock

Date: 1900
Description: Sailboat Lizzie W. at the Mission Dock. Captain Daniel Russell Angus, in the white sleeves, is at the tiller. The boat was named after Elizabeth Woo...
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Sailboat "Alpha"

Date: 1900
Description: Group of people on sailboat "Alpha" at dock on Madeline Island. Captain Daniel Angus is at the tiller.

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