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Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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Hidden : 6/29/2010
In Wisconsin, United States
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Also located along Lake Superior, but this time in Wisconsin, is the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore which was created in 1970.

Apostle Islands consists of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland that offer both spectacular views and a glimpse into the history of the area. Aside from the natural beauty and growth of the area, visitors pay special attention to the sandstone sea caves and the 6 lighthouses that are included inside the Lakeshore’s boundaries.

Probably the most visited lighthouse is located on Sand Island. It stands 44 feet tall and was among the first to be lit in the early 1920’s to aid in ship navigation through the turbulent Superior waters.

Visitors to the area might recognize the coloring of the Brownstone(sandstone) from buildings in their hometown. In the late 1800’s, much of this rock was quarried and shipped to major cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis for use in construction of many of those locations landmarks.

The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to The Glacial Drumlin trail office in Lake Mills, of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at:

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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