Hokenson Brothers Fishery

© Photographed July 29, 2018
Erected by Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Bayfield, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
46°56'47.4"N 90°53'24.7"W
46.946489, -90.890206
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Hokenson Brothers Fishery
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.
The marker is located at Little Sand Bay Recreation Area and Campground, adjacent to a parking lot road adjacent to Little Sand Bay Harbor at the entrance to a parkway leading to Hokenson Fishery Kayak Launch, and is accessible from Little Sand Bay Road, Bayfield, Wisconsin 54814.

NOTE: Difficult to describe the exact location. Use the GPS coordinates and look at the Google Map to orient yourself before heading out.

National Park Service: Apostle Islands: Hokenson Brothers Fishery

National Park Service: Hokenson Guide PDF

See also, Wisconsin's Maritime Trails: Historic Shipwreck: Steamer Sevona, also at this location.

Roy's House (now a private residence)

East entrance to the Twine Shed.

North entrance to the Twine Shed.

Unable to access the Herring Shed because of storm damage.

The completely destroyed dock . . .

View of the destroyed dock from the Marina dock.

The marker is located at Little Sand Bay,
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

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