Madeline Island Ferry Line

Record Setting Cold Winter

Island Gazette, Madeline Island In Lake Superior From: Vol. 51 No. 2 January 21 to March 11, 2014 2014 Has Been A Record Setting Cold Winter Dec. Jan. Feb. Total days that went above 32˚ were only 8. The  average is 29˚ This year we had the most days in at least the past 24 … Read more

Row Around Madeline Island

Island Gazette, Madeline Island In Lake Superior By Matt Collins, From: Vol. 46 No. 6 July 28 – October 6, 2009 Lost in Fog, Summer Visitor Finds Meaning in Row Around Madeline Island A perfectly appropriate reaction to anyone who has rowed around Madeline Island would be to ask, “Why bother?” There is no sanctioned race, … Read more

St. Joseph Mission Cemetery (Old Indian Cemetery)

The St. Joseph Catholic Mission was established on Madeline Island in 1835, when Slovenian priest Frederic Baraga arrived on the island. He chose a site along Sandy Bay (Crescent Bay) at what was called Middlefort. This location was about halfway between Michel Cadotte’s fur trading fort (Grant’s Point) and the American Fur Company’s new settlement … Read more

Visit Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

In 1963 President Kennedy was so impressed with the beauty of the Apostle Islands, that he decreed that they should become the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and be protected for all time. You can enjoy their undisturbed wildness by visiting northern Wisconsin The headquarters of the park is located in Bayfield, Wisconsin, which is an … Read more

Good Ice Road

Island Gazette, Madeline Island In Lake Superior From: From Vol. 46 No. 2 January 20 to March 17, 2009 A Super Good Ice Road The Island is having one of the best ice road years in 12 years hitting 60 days of regular vehicle crossing on Wednesday, March 18th.  In 1997 we had 67 days … Read more