Town of Russell in Bayfield County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hokenson Brothers Fishery
Harvesting the Waters
In 1927, the Hokenson brothers (Leo, Roy, and Eskel) began life as fishermen. For more than 30 years, they met the challenges of fishing the largest lake in the world, relying on their skills, strength, and ingenuity to make a living for their families. Follow the path to find the buildings and tools they used to catch, clean, and market fish.
Erected by Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Location. 46° 56.79′ N, 90° 53.413′ W. Marker is in Town of Russell, Wisconsin, in Bayfield County. Marker is on Little Sand Bay Road half a mile west of Allen Road. Touch for map. Little Sand Bay Park, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, in the parking lot at the end of Little Sand Bay Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32660 Little Sand Bay Road, Bayfield WI 54814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Steamer Sevona (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayfield Historic Waterfront (approx. 10 miles away); The Booth Cooperage (approx. 10 miles away); Memorial to Commercial Fishermen of Bayfield Schooner Pretoria (approx. 10.2 miles away); A Turning Point in Place and Time (approx. 10.2 miles away); Madeline Island (approx. 12½ miles away); Early Vessels (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. (Submitted on September 8, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 7, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.