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Fifty-Two Candles – Celebrating Founders Day in the Apostle Islands

Fifty-Two Candles – Celebrating Founders Day in the Apostle Islands

September 26th marks 52 years for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and kicks off a new commitment for FriendsIt was September 26, 1970. After years of meetings, negotiations, revisions, and debate, there finally came these words: “for the benefit, inspiration, education, recreational use, and enjoyment of the public … there is hereby established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.” With those words, Public Law 91-424 officially established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a place that preserves beauty, adventure, and offers reconnection to nature. The twenty-one islands and...

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At Friends of the Apostle Islands, we are committed to making your experience of our website as positive and enjoyable as possible. Watch this 2-minute video to learn about some of the options we have added to our website.With Your HelpTo be a part of the solution, join the Access For All campaign by making a donation now, or by contacting us: P.O. Box 1574, Bayfield, WI 54814 | (715) 449-6900 Basswood Island - Accessible features, camping, dock, hiking, popular Bear Island - Camping Cat Island - Camping Devils Island - Camping, dock, hiking, lighthouse, popular Eagle Island - No amenities...

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Photo courtesy of Wilderness Inquiry  Tracy Tabaka looks out at the blue horizons of Lake Superior. There, just beyond the Meyers Beach parking area, lie the green jewels of the wild Apostle Islands, the famous sea caves. She smiles, thinking of the freedom she will feel with a paddle in her hands, the wind in her face. She has been dreaming of this moment for years.  But that smile fades as she looks down at the barrier before her — 45 steps tumbling down the 23-foot bank to the launching area below – and then at her wheelchair. “When I pick up a paddle, I am no more disabled than...