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Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy

Established in 2006, the AIHPC is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the many historic properties and cultural landscapes in the Apostle Islands region on northern Wisconsin.  Beginning with a core group of families who hold longstanding property interests in historically-significant buildings on Sand and Rocky Islands, in some cases dating from the late 1800′s, the Conservancy represents a wide range of interests throughout the Chequamegon Peninsula.

 

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Today in Chequamegon history: the boat schedules are up.

Washburn Times, April 26, 1899: "The boats and their crews will be the same this year as last season. The 'Plowboy,' 'Lucille,' and 'Mary Scott' will again be in service on the bay. M. B. Johnson, manager of the Booth Packing Company of Bayfield, informs us that the 'Hunter' will go into regular commission between Duluth and Ashland this season, and that commencing July 1 the steamer 'Barker' will run daily excursions from Ashland, Washburn, and Bayfield among the islands.

"It is likely that the 'Bon Voyage' will also make a regular runs between Ashland and Duluth this season. The 'Plowboy' will begin her regular runs as soon as the ice permits, between Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and Madeline Island. Capt. Bishoff will be in charge as before. The 'Lucille' and 'Mary Scott' will again take care of business between here and Ashland the season, with Capts. Brower and Turgeon in charge.

"All the boats will begin business as soon as the ice goes out."

Photo: Steamer "Plowboy," date unknown.

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