Madeline Island Ferry Line

Discover Madeline Island Wisconsin

For nature at her most dramatic, nowhere is better to visit than Madeline Island Wisconsin. Watch the late evening sun sink into the lake as you sip a cold drink at any of the numerous bars and restaurants. Or wake up to waves pounding the shoreline. If activity is what you’re looking for, there’s plenty … Read more

Bilingual Sign Project

Gidanamikaagoo Omaa Mooningwanekaaning, that means “welcome to Madeline Island” in Anishinaabe (also called Ojibwe), the native language of the Ojibwe Tribes. According to Jordyn Flaadda, Ojibwe language translator, “Madeline Island is often called the spiritual home of the Ojibwe people, who have lived here since hundreds of years before the first arrival of European fur traders and missionaries. … Read more

House Breaks Through Ice

On Wednesday, March 2, 1977 a ten ton truck hauling a 20 ton trailer and townhouse over a freshly plowed ice road broke through 16 inches of ice. It happened only 1 mile from its destination near the Pub on Madeline Island. The story made international news. The following stories appeared in the Island Gazette: House and Tractor … Read more

Eldorado Takes a Plunge

Island Gazette, Madeline Island In Lake Superior From: Vol. 47 No. 5 June 21 – August 3, 2010 (Reprint from April 1982) Woody Petersen’s Eldorado Takes A Plunge Frank Woods “Woody” Petersen of Omaha, Nebraska and the island has placed himself (involuntarily) in the Island “Ice crossing Hall of Fame”, and has done it in … Read more