Sunset in the Coconino National Forest, looking northeast toward Sedona, AZ, 4/17/15
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (WI), July 22
ice house in fore left
herring shed on deck
pile driver raft on right
The Apostle Islands is another beautiful National Lakeshore on Lake Superior, but this time I'm in Wisconsin!
type of boat brothers used
when first started fishing
On my way, I overnighted at Memorial Campground in Washburn, WI. The campground is right on the lake, but I got the last campsite available and it was in the woods. Even though it was just a Wednesday, the local high school was having their annual homecoming reunion that week so the campground was full. After the usual curious inquiries from fellow campers about being there all of the way from Washington State, traveling solo, living out of a car, visiting national parks ... I got a good night's sleep. The next morning, I started exploring.
Inside the Herring Shed
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has 21 islands, but I spent my time exploring it's 12 miles of mainland coast. I especially focused on an historical commercial fishing operation, The Hokenson Brother's Fishery. I enjoyed this museum of rustic buildings and artifacts very interesting. They were a very hardworking and enterprising group of 3 brothers.