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Stockton Island on Lake Superior

Stockton Island is an island located in Lake Superior, part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. The island has a long and rich history that dates back to the pre-Columbian era. The native Ojibwe people lived on and around the island for centuries, relying on the abundant natural resources of the area, including fish, game, and wild rice.


The island was named after William Stockton, an early European settler who arrived in the area in the late 1800s. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the island was home to a number of logging camps, as well as a small fishing community. In the late 20th century, the island became part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which was established in 1970 to protect the unique natural and cultural resources of the area.


Today, Stockton Island is a popular destination for camping, hiking, and boating, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, loons, and a variety of fish species. The island is also home to several historic sites, including the Stockton Island Lighthouse and the Stockton Island Visitor Center, which offer visitors a chance to learn more about the island's history and culture.


stockton island flat rocks
Exploring the Flat Rocks on Stockton Island

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