Island Essays Poems and Photos
“The early 19th century brought huge change to the region that became Wisconsin.”
“Around 1900, Thordarson and his wife began visiting the Island’s Icelandic colony…”
“In 1837, there was built on Rock Island the first lighthouse in Wisconsin.”
“Virtually all visitors to Rock Island land at the dock by Thordarson’s great hall.”
“For 25 years, Tom Wilson has traveled by ferry to fix Islanders’ teeth.”
History and Anecdotes of Washington Island by the first white child to be Island-born.
“School was a magic place. In fact, I ran away to school before I was supposed to.”
“A spectacular feature of eastern Wisconsin is the Niagara Escarpment.”
“The Death’s Door name derives from an ancient Indian legend.”
An early history of the hospitality business on Washington Island.
A journey into the lives of the men who work a fishery.
When fisheries were an integral part of the Washington Island community.
“My father delivered 100s of babies,” daughter Jane reminisces.
Through the eyes, heart, words of a man who has worked in this unique setting 30+ years.