IRFFA NEWS June 2006
IRFFA Winter Meeting January 28th 2006
Our winter meeting took place in Duluth at the Inn on the
Lake. The National Trust for Historic
Preservation was there,
by Genell Shuerell and Chris Morris. NPS was represented by Liz
Valencia. Our day meeting involved a workshop on basic principles in historic
preservation. In the evening, our dinner was followed by a historic photographic
tour of Isle Royale by Tom Gale, assisted by Carla Anderson.
Our meeting was covered by the Duluth News Tribune. The article is reprinted
January 29, 2006
NEWS TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
Stuart Sivertson's grandfather began commercial fishing on Isle Royale in the
1890s. For decades, Severin Sivertsen hauled in tons of lake trout, whitefish
and herring from the reefs surrounding the island, which became a national park
in 1940. Commercial fishermen and their families once lived on the island,
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Royce Yeater, NTHP, Carla Anderson, Johnson Island IRFFA
The National Trust, in coordination with IRFFA and NPS, is sending a small group to Washington Island this summer to
engage in a service project working on a building, first built around 1895. This
building was once called the "Tool House". Later it was used to store commercial
Restoration Project on the "Big" Boat House on Barnum
Around 1910 the large cedar sided boat house built for George G. Barnum I. It
was first used to store a gas boat named the Sunbeam. From 1919-1971 it was the
home of the 25' gas and sailing boat the Scout. In 1971 George G. Barnum III
sold the Scout to Westy Farmer of Rock Harbor for $1.00. It was donated by Mr.
Farmer to the National Park. The Scout remained on Mott Island for some years
and was later acquired by Fred Funke who brought it to the Apostle Islands. Mr.
Funke donated it to the Bayfield Maritime Museum where it under went extensive
restoration. The Scout now sits as a display out side of the museum.
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The big boat house is shown around 1940
Big Boat House prior to the restoration effort
(click on the picture for restoration pictures)
ISLE ROYALE 2006 SUMMER CALENDAR
IRFFA 2006 Summer Meeting,
Sunday August 6th Washington Island
Our summer meeting will begin at 3pm
CDT on Washington Island. The meeting will be followed by dinner
847-639-2446, or 847-727-2446
Washington Island, Washington Harbor
Natural History association
IRNHA 2006 Members
Meeting on Isle Royale
Friday, July 28
8:00pm ~ Rock Harbor Auditorium Program by Isle Royale
Loon Researchers Mike Meetz & Bill Beckman
Saturday, July 29
10:00am - 2:00pm ~ Field Trip details to be announced. Bring your lunch
and meet at Rock Harbor Visitor Center
2:00pm - 5:00pm ~ Members Service Project, Painting RH Auditorium
8:00pm ~ Isle Royale Images Program by photographer Bob Guiliani, Rock
Sunday, July 30
10:00am ~ IRNHA Board Meeting Rock Harbor Auditorium
**2:00pm - 3:00pm ~ Annual Membership Meeting, Rock Harbor Auditorium
3:30pm - 4:45pm ~ Membership Program to be announced, Rock Harbor
**5:00pm ~ Membership Picnic whitefish & brats on the Rock Harbor
Waterfront. $12 for adults, $6 for children.
**These events for IRNHA members only.
Times & events subject to changes. Please check here or Rock Harbor Visitor
Center Bulletin Board for updated information.
Commercial Fishing Museum
Saturday, July 8, 2006 Noon-5 p.m.
Life on the Lake!
July 22, 2006, Sunrise: IRBA Fourth Annual Fishing Tournament from
sunrise to 2:00pm. Should have some good rivalry again this year, more detail
in coming newsletter.
July 22, 2006, 3:00pm: IRBA Annual Island Meeting at the Rock Harbor
Lodge, Isle Royale, MI.