MIWP Annual Meeting and Evening Reception — Logging Days in the Islands
Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve
2022 Annual Meeting and Evening ReceptionMay 28, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Program: Logging Days in the Islands.
Location: Madeline Island School of Arts: Reception at 6:00pm
Speaker: Bob Mackreth, Apostle Island Historian, program at 7:30pm
Cost: Hearty appetizers and wine $35.00/person
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Deadline: May 21st, or 90-person limit
Timber barons and lumberjacks left their marks throughout the Chequamegon region, while the Lake Superior environment presented loggers with challenges seldom seen elsewhere.
Historian Bob Mackreth will explore the islands’ unique lumbering history, from the days of oxen and ax to the era of Outer Island’s flying Lumberjacks with their Cessnas and chainsaws.
Bob Mackreth retired in 2005 as Park Historian at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore after a 27-year National Park Service career.
After assignments at Sequoia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Fire Island National Seashore, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, and Cuyahoga National Park, he gladly sunk roots in northern Wisconsin.
He writes frequently on regional history and serves as advisor to the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.