Kayaking the Apostle Islands: Kennedys, Native Americans, Religion, and Myth

Apostle Islands

By Mary Fairchild Paddling around Eagle Island, 2009; the island is protected by Critical Species Natural Area. Last fall, on September 24th, Chequamegon Bay JFK Day marked Kennedy’s visit to the Apostle Islands area thirty years ago (Sept. 24, 1963).  Chequamegon was applied to the region by traders and missionaries which derives from a Chippewa(Ojibwe) word,[Read more]

Climbing Devils Tower in June With Andy Petefish


By Mary Fairchild “Mary Reaching”; picture by Andy Petefish “To me, climbing lifts my spirits more than any other activity… When I climb the tower and I get up on top there, I’m fully engaged with nature, and I’m actually feeling it and touching it and wedging my body into[Read more]