1936 Calendar

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1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:30 am

Found this and couldn't resist purchasing.

November 1936
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Ingo » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:05 am

Very cool! Just the one month, or a whole calendar?

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:44 pm

The entire 1936 calendar is intact so I figured on posting each month corresponding to present. It will keep me dreaming about
The Island every month this winter - not that I don't alreaady


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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tightlines01 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:38 am

Great find thanks for sharing

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:51 am

That's very cool. 1936 was a leap year, so your calendar can hang on your wall and be perfectly accurate in 2020.
(Calendars repeat every 28 years, for sure, sometimes more often.)

Looking forward to December!

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:28 am

What a Holiday Gift it would be to spend time on Isle Royale this temperate December.....
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:47 am

Why not look at January, it the holiday season.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:43 pm

I noticed a few interesting things.

1) Tobin Harbor is spelled possessive - Tobins
2) Siskiwit Lake is labeled Lake Siskowit (with an o not i)
3) On the map, Belle Isle is located at the wrong end of Amygdaloid Island. (Most likely just a human error)

I hope this means we'll be getting a new page posted each month.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by hooky » Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:49 pm

Any idea where the January photo is taken?

For that matter, what harbor do you think is in the November photo?


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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Midwest Ed » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:30 pm

hooky wrote:Any idea where the January photo is taken?

For that matter, what harbor do you think is in the November photo?
November could be almost anywhere. Even an inland lake.

January looks like the isthmus "point" on the SE corner of Snug Harbor (the small harbor that many people mistakenly call Rock Harbor). There is still an old, closed dock at that point but clearly far newer than what would have been there in 1937. I am pretty sure I have read that The South Americas (and maybe her sister ship North Americas) would visit "Rock Harbor" where a large lodge was located. If this is referring to Snug Harbor there is no way the nearly 300 foot Americas could fit inside Snug Harbor. It would have to dock at someplace such as the point. But, that's all just a guess.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:15 am

New addition to the waiting out winter Calendar..

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:42 pm

Thanks for the addition. Camping on Ryan Island, a pleasure now lost to US Park Service rules. And there's the reminder that coyotes once were present during the first half of the 20th century.
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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:49 am

The picture that caught my attention was the Ryan Island. The island has passed my peripheral vision on many occasions. I never really have observed with a discerning look before, but I swear that Ryan Island is larger than that shown in picture.

I am probably wrong. I do not have a personal picture to compare to.

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by Tom » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:00 am

head2north wrote:The picture that caught my attention was the Ryan Island. The island has passed my peripheral vision on many occasions. I never really have observed with a discerning look before, but I swear that Ryan Island is larger than that shown in picture.
I thought the same thing, too, upon first glance... "That's a mighty big tent."
Then upon re-reading, I noticed it says "a rocky spur of Ryan Island."

I figure it's either the little Island off the North side, about mid-point, or perhaps what is now called Tea Kettle Island. That said, it wouldn't be beyond a calendar publisher in 1936 to take a photo of any Island around Siskiwit Lake, lay claim as Ryan Island, and move on.

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Re: 1936 Calendar

Post by head2north » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:42 am

Tom wrote:... "That's a mighty big tent."
So this Ryan Island tent is the largest tent on the largest island in the largest lake in the largest island in the largest lake in North America.

No apologies....I couldn't resist.
I feel like I was set up on that one!

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