Shop 50th Anniversary

We’re excited to share the growing list of very cool merchandise our partners are producing to help us celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We’re extending the celebration through the fall of 2021. You’ll find these items and more in their local stores and in some cases for sale online. A portion of the proceeds benefits the park we love, so we encourage you to buy something and help us celebrate.

Official 50th Anniversary Products

50th Anniversary Burgee

SOLD OUT! Fly the colors of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the park. These limited edition burgees are 12 by 18 inches. The official 50th Anniversary logo is printed on both sides, with a white cloth liner sandwiched between the outer layers to improve visibility. The burgees are made of 90 GSM flag cloth and include metal grommets. They feature black piping around the outer edge.They are designed to be flown from sailboats, powerboats and anywhere else you like.

$40 plus shipping and handling or available at Keeper of the Light, 19 Front St, Bayfield, WI 54814.

Commemorative Posters, Bandanas, Prints, Magnets and Cards
Get yours at Bemused Design & Photography.

All Natural and Organic Commemorative Soaps
Get yours at Lake Superior Lather

50th Anniversary Tee: Gildan ultra cotton white tee, sizes small through xxl $19.95 each
Anniversary Sticker: 3.5″ vinyl weatherproof decal $3.50 each
Available at Keeper of the Light, 19 Front Street in Bayfield – Online shopping now available!

A 9X6 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK made by Cashman Custom Leather
Made with English Bridle leather from Wickett & Craig, a world premiere vegetable tannery, located in Curwensville, Pennsylvania.

Official Logowear

Commemorative Lapel Pin and Commemorative Patch are available through Friends or through the National Park Service headquarters in Bayfield.
NEW: you can also buy them online here.

50th Anniversary Friends Beanies with Apostle Islands 50th embroidered on the back. 100% cotton. Available in Black, Charcoal Gray and Pacific Blue.
Available through Friends.

Special 50th Anniversary Edition Friends baseball caps with “Apostle Islands 50th” embroidered on the back. Available in Red only as of June 15, 2021. Other colors are currently sold out.
Available through Friends.

Commemorative gifts

Lissa Fleming from Silverwaves Jewelry of Bayfield developed a special necklace inspired by the Apostle Islands to commemorate the park’s 50th anniversary.  The necklace features two sterling silver charms, a lighthouse tower and a silhouette of Lake Superior, together on a sterling silver chain.  Silverwaves Jewelry is a working studio and art gallery in Bayfield where Lissa shares jewelry-making techniques learned from her adventures in far away places. This piece is available for $125 plus shipping from Friends. Two are available now.

ParkBark Designs made these beautiful commemorative wooden Christmas ornament, magnet and keychain featuring the 50th Anniversary logo. They’re made from solid red alder wood. The ornament is roughly 3.5 inches in diameter. The magnet is roughly 2.5 inches across. Available online now!

Matt Gerdts from Adventure Club Brewing in Bayfield brewed a special beer to mark Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary.  The beer is called “Quinquagenary”, which literally means “fiftieth anniversary”.  The beer is a flavorful lager, the most widely consumed style of beer in the world.  Pilsner malt and a specially treated form of Citra hops come together to create this super refreshing, cold fermented treat. Matt serves the beer at his pub in a glass featuring the 50th anniversary logo.

Copper Crow Distillery offers its new “Lakeside”cocktail to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary. A percentage of proceeds from sales will be donated.

Check back often. We’ll be adding pricing and other details in the weeks ahead.

Fine Art Prints

If you’re looking for our collectable fine art print series featuring the Milky Way above several iconic lighthouses and other spectacular images from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, click here.

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Help the FRIENDS of The Apostle Islands protect the history, wilderness, wildlife, and adventure of these Islands.Contributions to Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore are tax exempt: IRS 501 (c)(3) – Tax Exempt Status.

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