Devils Island.

Three from the Road – no. 10

Wisconsin’s Devils Island is one of the 22 Apostle Islands of Lake Superior.  It has also been known as Louisiana Island, Barney and Lamborn’s Island, Brownstone Island, and Rabbit Island.  The highest point on the island is 50 feet above the nominal level of Lake Superior.  Dramatic rock formations and sea caves along the northern shore are a popular attraction. Part of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore,  Devils Island is uninhabited.

Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wiscoansin, Apostle Island Cruises - Grand Tour, September 16, 2013

During periods of high surf on Lake Superior, waves thunder and boom through the caves, the sound travel well away from the shoreline.

Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wiscoansin, Apostle Island Cruises - Grand Tour, September 16, 2013 - 2

Devils Island Light is staffed by volunteer rangers during the summer, providing tours of the light tower and the light keeper’s quarters.  The lighthouse contains a 3rd order fresnel lens and is the only one of the five Apostle Island lighthouses to have an original lens.

Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wiscoansin, Apostle Island Cruises - Grand Tour, September 16, 2013 - 3

We took a tour of the Apostle Islands by boat in September.  The tour did not stop at any of the islands.

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