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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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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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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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Transporting Parcels on Windsled

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