Apostle Islands

The Apostle Islands are a group of 22 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin. The majority of the islands are located in Ashland County—only Sand, York, Eagle, and Raspberry Islands are located in Bayfield County. All the islands except for Madeline Island are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

The islands are the spiritual home for the Lake Superior Chippewa. The islands were named the Apostle Islands by New France historian Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, who named them after the 12 apostles (for the 12 largest islands).

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La Pointe Light
... The La Pointe Light is a lighthouse located on Long Island, one of the Apostle Islands, in Lake Superior in Ashland County, Wisconsin, near the city of ... Currently owned by the National Park Service and part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, as reference number 83003366 ... It is one of the Apostle Islands Lighthouses ...
Raspberry Island (Wisconsin)
... Raspberry Island is one of the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin, in Lake Superior, and is part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ... The island is part of the Town of Russell, in Bayfield County ... The Raspberry Island Light is located on the island ...
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - History
... The Apostle Islands are a result of the glaciers that once covered North America ... melted, waves from the waters of Lake Superior caused erosion that formed the islands ... The islands are composed of mostly red sandstone because of the glacial shift ...
Madeline Island Historical Museum
... Madeline Island Historical Museum is a museum operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society in the town of La Pointe, Wisconsin ... name suggests, it is located upon Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior ... Madeline Island is the only member of the Apostle Islands that is not included in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and is therefore the only island in the group open to commercial ...
Apostle Islands - Islands
... Name Size (Acres) Notes Madeline Island 15359.45 Acres Largest, Not part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Stockton Island 9892.46 Acres Gull ...

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