As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, we are collecting and sharing the stories of people connected to the islands, whether they are park guests, former residents or former park employees.
“Lakeshore Logbook,” is a collection of memories provided by former National Park Service employees.
Living and working in the park on a day to day basis, they’ve experienced a lot to be sure. We hope you enjoy their perspectives.
We’re archiving the Logbook entries here. Have fun paging through the logbook as we celebrate 50 years of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
February 10, 2021 New series: Lakeshore Logbook
This is the first in our series called "Lakeshore Logbook," a collection of memories provided by former National Park Service employees.
February 17, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Larry Johnson
"I will always look back at my time at Apostle Islands with great fondness, great memories and great friends. I would do it all again if I could."
February 24, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Zach Rozmiarek
This former interpretive ranger says he desperately wanted to see a bear on the islands. What happened is a story he will never forget.
March 3, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Kayci Cook Collins
Kayci is the fourth generation of her family to work for the National Park Service. She served as Chief of Interpretation and Resource Education.
March 10, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Jim Dahlstrom
Jim Dahlstrom's logbook entry spans the seasons and the generations.
March 17, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Vicki Webster
Vicki's work outside the Raspberry Island lighthouse decades ago is still growing strong today.
March 24, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Paul Chalfant
This Logbook entry includes a harrowing night trying to prevent storm winds from destroying sailboats docked at Rocky Island.
March 31, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Jeff Rennicke
He's dad to the "littlest light keeper," contributed to the vibrant paddling opportunities the park now offers, and is on a mission to support the park in a new way.
April 7, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Sheree Peterson
APIS was a fairly new park, and no one that I knew had even heard of it. But I loved Lake Superior, and headed north in my white Rambler station wagon.
April 14, 2021 Lakeshore Logbook – Jason Johnson
Operating a park vessel in sea conditions greater than five feet and actually rescueing someone in these conditions is an amazing feeling.
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