great lakes: Late Ice on Lake Superior Slowing the Start of our 2014 Tourist Season - 04/02/14 02:37 AM
 
Late Ice on Lake Superior Slowing the Start of our 2014 Tourist Season
 
The late ice cover on many parts of Lake Superior is slowing the start of our tourist season.  The ice road is gone now, and windsled travel is anything but easy.  So the "shoulder season" between ice road and ferry transportation is delaying the activities of many Madeline Island businesses, including our own.

We have new listings to bring to market, but there's little point in photographing a new listing covered in snow and ice.  The ice cover on Chequamegon Bay isn't exactly a tourist season … (1 comments)

great lakes: 727 S. Shore Rd, LaPointe WI - Madeline Island Lake Home - New Price! - 04/18/13 12:02 AM
727 S. Shore Rd, LaPointe WI - Madeline Island Lake Home - New Price!
 
PRICE REDUCED -  Now $319,000 - Madeline Island Waterfront home on Lake Superior, at an astonishing price.
Lake home with over 400 feet of south-facing Lake Superior frontage, including dock and shoreline staircase.  The 10.92 acre property (with 440 feet of water frontage) may be subdivided, offering the potential of creating a second buildable waterfront lot. 
Consider the possibilities.  Subdivide the additional vacant lakeshore parcel and sell it off. You'll have a vacation home on 200 feet of pristine Lake Superior frontage at a price you won't find anywhere else in the upper Midwest.  Or keep … (2 comments)

great lakes: Get Ready For Next Spring & Summer With "The Great Lakes Berry Book" - 12/11/07 01:47 PM
Here's a fabulous gift idea for someone who enjoys berry picking and making preserves..The Great Lakes Berry Book (by Bob Krumm) is a complete guide to finding and enjoying wild berries found in the Great Lakes region.
This book is a must for berry-pickers!  It includes identifying photos to assist in finding a particular berry. 
[NOTE: There's also a very useful section on what berries NOT to pick!]
My favorite berry in the book is, of course, the Thimbleberry, which is native to Madeline Island, the Michigan Upper Peninsula and a few areas in extreme northeastern Minnesota and bordering Ontario.  If you haven't … (4 comments)

great lakes: "On Thin Ice": A Book About the History and Use of Windsleds on Madeline Island - 11/12/07 03:41 PM

My friend Charles R. Nelson has written a book about the history of windsled transportation in winter between Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin.  His book, "On Thin Ice" is a fascinating look at the evolution of the windsled over many decades and the challenges Islanders have faced in the pursuit of safe winter transportation across the ice.
In the early to mid-1900s, moving passengers, food and medical supplies across two miles of Lake Superior ice was a hazardous enterprise.  A number of Island pioneers lost their lives dealing with the hazards of treacherous ice and open water.
Chuck's father, Elmer Nelson, is one of … (5 comments)

great lakes: Lighthouses of the Apostle Islands - 11/10/07 01:26 AM
 
Visit the Apostle Islands region of northwestern Wisconsin at almost any time of year and you'll become aware of the variety of well-preserved historic lighthouses on several of the islands.
All of the six Apostle Islands lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places.  The United States National Park Service currently maintains these lighthouses and tourists are welcome to visit.
When the lock at Sault Sainte Marie first opened in 1855, Great Lakes commercial shipping received a tremendous boost.  But along with the increased shipping traffic came risk.  The establishment of these lighthouses was an effort to reduce navigation … (8 comments)

great lakes: “When The Gales of November Come Early” – 32nd Anniversary of the Tragic Loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior - 11/09/07 03:33 PM
 
November 10 marks the thirty-second anniversary of the tragic loss of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.
"Lake Superior is famous for violent weather" (excerpt from a National Park Service bulletin on sailing the Apostle Islands)
The Edmund Fitzgerald went down in Canadian waters, about 17 miles from Whitefish Bay, on November 10, 1975.  She departed Superior, Wisconsin the day before, on November ninth, with a full load of taconite (iron) ore.  The huge freighter was trailed by the Arthur M. Anderson, a smaller vessel traveling the same route towards the East end of Lake Superior.
"Superior, they say, … (0 comments)

great lakes: Cruise The Great Lakes Aboard The Columbus! - 10/23/07 07:20 AM
For just over $2000 per person, you can cruise the Great Lakes in style aboard the German-based cruise ship, the Columbus.
The cruise departs either Toronto or Chicago (depending on your preferred departure date) and stops at a variety of ports and scenic destinations, including Traverse City, Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie, the Apostle Islands (Bayfield) and Duluth, Minnesota.  Hapag-Lloyd Cruises offers three fall color excursions which tour the coastlines of Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The package price for this cruise covers either ten or eleven nights, on-board meals, cocktail receptions, entertainment and even historic lectures at various stops along the … (0 comments)

 
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