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2008 

If you're a Lake Superior sailor or power boat owner, you'll want to pick up the latest edition of Bonnie Dahl's much-praised "Cruising Guide to Lake Superior". The newly-available fourth edition includes wilderness anchorages around the "big lake".  And there are over 350 GPS waypoints plotted f...
06/28/2008
When I lived and worked in Door County, Wisconsin back in the early 1980s, one of the local treats was a slice of Montmorency cherry pie. This summer, the cherry crop in the Door has been devastated by bad weather.  This year's harvest may produce only one or two percent of last year's crop. The ...
06/26/2008
As of mid-June, the Madeline Island Community Fireworks Fund had raised only $2750.  That is just over one-third of the total amount needed to produce the Island's annual Fourth of July fireworks display in downtown La Pointe. Each Fourth of July, an estimated five thousand people attend the Made...
06/25/2008
From now through the end of June, expect to see road closures in portions of downtown La Pointe, on Madeline Island. Various roads in downtown will be "intermittently closed" during the next several weeks.  Last week, a section of Big Bay Road from the intersection of Colonel Woods Avenue and Mai...
06/22/2008
The Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce will present its Membership Dinner, to be held on Thursday June 26 at the "Lightkeeper's Lodge" in La Pointe, Wisconsin. Situated next to The Pub Restaurant & Wine Bar, the "Lightkeeper's Lodge" is a new lodging and special events facility.  The Lodge is sc...
06/22/2008
The nineteenth annual Chequamegon Chefs Exhibition will take place at the Bell Street Tavern on June 19, 2008 from 6:30-8:30pm. The Chefs Exhibition features several of the Apostle Islands area's best-known restaurants. This year's native Madeline Island participating restaurants will include the...
06/22/2008
I found myself on the 11 p.m. trip, the last of the day, from Bayfield to La Pointe this evening. If you were trying to determine whether or not tourism is down this year, you'd get the impression things are slow this year by riding the last ferry of the day to La Pointe on a Friday summer evenin...
06/22/2008
Rumor has it that the Madeline Island Ferry Line in La Pointe, Wisconsin has recently resorted to layoffs and shift changes in ferry crews in an effort to save money.  Economic forces are apparently to blame, including reduced tourist traffic resulting from high gasoline prices. An area source re...
06/19/2008
Remember the Seventies? In the mid-1970s, I bought my first car, a SAAB.  It got great mileage, had heated seats, front disc brakes and rack & pinion steering.  When you slammed the car door, it closed with a solid "chunk" and the frame didn't vibrate.  I loved the Michelin tires, the way it hand...
06/18/2008
Last autumn, I wrote a post on a subject that's always fascinated me.  The post was about a piece of Chequamegon Bay area history that has been mostly forgotten, the Barksdale explosives plant, operated by DuPont in the Washburn, Wisconsin area for decades during the twentieth century. Northwest ...
06/12/2008
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