28 Aug '16, 2pm

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We are celebrating this milestone with a gallery of images that you can see here. At the northern tip of Wisconsin, where the land reaches into the cold deep of Lake Superior, a light shines in the darkness. Actually, there are a bunch of lights. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore includes 21 islands and a strip of mainland at the top of Wisconsin. Management of the islands by the National Park Service (NPS) began in September 1970. More lighthouses stand within this parkland than in any other NPS property. Author F. Ross Holland wrote in Great American Lighthouses : “Within the boundaries of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is the largest and finest single collection of lighthouses in the country.” The oldest, Old Michigan Island Lighthouse, was placed into service in 1857 as an aid to ships crossing La...

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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