Walking up to 1 mile throughout the day; periods of standing up to 1 hour at the Coast Guard Station.
In the inn’s meeting room with a gorgeous view of the public pier on Lake Superior, Madeline Island, and the sunrise, we’ll have a breakfast buffet with choices including hot items that will change daily, muffins/pastries, oatmeal, yogurt, and fresh fruit with coffee, tea, water.
A retired National Park Service historian will join us at the hotel to present the history of the Apostle Islands and the Bayfield area including the early encounters between Native Americans, explorers, missionaries, and fur trappers. After a short break, we’ll gather for a second lecture, this time on the construction of the famed Apostle Islands lighthouses.
At the inn, we’ll have a light lunch with a sandwich, side, and dessert, plus coffee, tea, water.
At the hotel, a retired director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center/Army Corps of Engineers in Duluth, Minnesota will give a presentation about shipwrecks among the Apostle Islands. We will see images and hear stories about some of the many ships that went down in and around the Apostle Islands, further emphasizing the importance of the Coast Guard.
Inn plated meal.
We will then walk over to the Coast Guard Station where we will join some of the staff for a special presentation on what steps are taken to protect these shores on one of the world’s largest lakes, Lake Superior.