The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Monday, July 15, 2013

Rock Island, Wisconsin

 Rock Island, Wisconsin, is just north of Washington Island.
It is a state park and is geologically part of the Niagara Escarpement.

I hiked around Rock Island in June...

Boat house on Rock Island

Interior of boathouse

A large portion of the island was once owned by a wealthy inventor, Chester Thordarson, who made his fortune in the early 1900s creating generators and other things to handle and transmit electricity. He had this lovely boathouse built from limestone on the island.

Limestone on the island

Thousands of forget-me-nots bloom on the island

Pottawatomie Lighthouse

Columbine in bloom

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