Watch now if you dare: Apostle Islands Folklore and Fake-lore

Apostle Islands lightning

Pirates, hermits, ghosts of lighthouse keepers killed in a storm, haunted lighthouses, buried treasure: there are stories on every one of the Apostle Islands and some of them are even true!

Enjoy a journey through the fact and fiction of some iconic Apostle Islands stories with retired Park Historian Bob Mackreth. Brought to us by the Bayfield Heritage Association and all the tall-tale tellers in island history.

You’ll also see introductory comments by Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Executive Director Jeff Rennicke.

We want to thank the BHA for creating a wonderful series of video programs about the rich history of the Apostle Islands and of the region. See more past programs and learn more about the organization by following this link.