Events

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016

    Harbor City Tourism and Recreation, Part II

    2:00 pmBayfield Heritage Center

     

    Presented By: Jerry Phillips

     

    Free admission for B.H.A. members
    $5.00 for non-members
    Refreshments provided

  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2016

    Courthouses of Bayfield County 1856-Present

    2:00 pmBayfield Heritage Center

     

    Presented By: Judge John Anderson

     

    Free admission for B.H.A. members
    $5.00 for non-members
    Refreshments provided

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: "Bobbing season in full swing"

Bayfield County Press, February 8, 1934: "Men starting out with their team of dogs trained for hauling and their fishing equipment and men in cars spend many of the days on the ice either for business or pleasure bobbing through the ice for the large lake fish. Many men fish through the ice as a winter occupation, others mainly for the enjoyment of it and the excitement of the large catches.

"Before starting on a fishing trip of this kind many preparations are made. The line is made from six or seven strands of Navy linen thread twisted together, then waxed or tarred and wound on a stick. The length of the line required is determined by the depth of the water in which they are to fish, 40 fathoms of water requiring the same length of line.

"Herring, the usual bait, is caught in nets set for that purpose.

"A windbreak, a necessity for protection, is usually made from canvas or heavy cloth. Various kinds of windbreaks are used; some fishermen building a small house on a sled where they sit, getting protection here while fishing.

"A chisel is needed to break a hole in the ice, where the line is then let down to the bottom of the lake. Many fishermen prefer fishing near large cracks in the ice for fish require air, some of which they get from the cracks in the ice.

"Sometimes the men wait for hours without an encouraging nibble, but when one sees one of these quiet figures run with his line the excitement begins for that means soon a fish will be pulled to the surface, some weighing as much as 30 pounds, and their patience in preparation for the fishing trip has been rewarded."


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Collected and edited by Bob Mackreth for the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy, a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the historic heritage of the Apostle Islands region of northern Wisconsin.

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