• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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Bad River Ojibwe
Home of the Ojibwe
This area named the Apostle Islands is home for some of the Ojibwe people who live throughout the Great Lakes.
 
The Fishery Today
The Hokenson Fishery
After several unsuccessful years on the farm the brothers bought three pound nets and began fishing commercially.

 
Farm worker Axel Anderson with draft horses, Sand Island.
Farming in the Apostles
A four-foot cucumber... a 70-pound squash... potatoes eight inches around!

Did You Know?

Bear on Stockton Island

Black bear populations on the islands have their ups and downs. Between 2002 and 2010 the bear population on Stockton Island fell from 26 to 13. More bears were found on Oak Island (18) than on Stockton, and the numbers on Sand Island almost doubled from 6 to 10 individuals during that time.