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Sand Bay in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Twilight Fishermen

 
 
The Twilight Fishermen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
1. The Twilight Fishermen Marker
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Leo, Roy, and Eskel Hokenson began fishing commercially at Little Sand Bay in the 1920s. During the fall herring season, the brothers fished at night when cooler temperatures helped preserve the catch. Noting this habit, friends began saying, "there go the twilight fishermen,” which inspired the brothers to christen their new fish tug, "Twilite.” Can you imagine trying to find this poorly lit dock, in the dead of night, without modern technology?

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The Hokenson's cousin Halvor Reiten built the Twilite at his Bayfield boatyard in 1937.

Leo, Roy, and Eskel Hokenson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 46° 56.767′ N, 90° 53.44′ W. Marker is in Sand Bay, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker can be reached from Little Sand Bay Road west of Allen Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the Apostle Islands-Little Sand Bay Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32620 Little Sand Bay Road, Bayfield WI 54814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hokenson Brothers Fishery (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamer Sevona (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cultural Fire Returns to Stockton Island (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bayfield Historic Waterfront (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Booth Cooperage (approx. 10 miles away); Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield (approx. 10 miles away); Schooner Pretoria (approx. 10.2 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
The Twilight Fishermen Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, June 30, 2022
2. The Twilight Fishermen Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2022, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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