Useful Links



The Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy

A community partnership for historic preservation in the Apostle Islands region. I'm proud to say I've been with it from the start.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association

Dedicated to "the preservation of lighthouses, the stories of those who kept them, and developing a new generation of preservationists."

The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees

A non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of former employees of the National Park Service, organized to study, educate, speak, and act for preservation and protection of America's National Park System.

Washburn Heritage Assocation

"To protect, preserve, interpret and increase awareness of the architectural and cultural history of the City of  Washburn and the surrounding area."

Bayfield Heritage Association

One of the most dynamic and accomplished local history organizations I've ever encountered.

Bayfield Maritime Museum

Presenting 150 years of Bayfield's maritime heritage.

Interesting web site that seems to be attempting to be a one-stop resource for aspiring park rangers, and actually doing a decent job at it.

Some of My Friends


Fish Tugs of the Greatest Lake

An encyclopedic guide to the hard-working fishing boats of Lake Superior.

The Echo

Northern Wisconsin history on-line.

Jim Merkel

Journalist and story teller.


Terry Pepper

The best lighthouse page on the Web, bar none.

Ann Reed

Supremely talented singer-songwriter.


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