• Stockton Island, looking south.

    Apostle Islands

    National Lakeshore Wisconsin

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Places

Devil's Fresnel Lens

Lighthouses of the Apostles
Within the boundaries of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is the largest and finest single collection of lighthouses in the country.

 
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?

1930-Outer-Island

In his “Report on Apostle Islands National Park Project, January 20, 1931”, landscape architect Harlan Kelsey noted that “the hand of man has mercilessly destroyed the islands’ virgin beauty, and, therefore, a largely controlling element as outstanding national park material even if other reasons made them eligible…this project does not meet National Park Service standards.”