When Carole Engles of Gills Rock was a little girl she would look longingly across the bay and see the dock that stands down below the Shoreline Restaurant exactly where Charlie Voight’s moms and dads had a little developing from which they bought smoked fish and Ice cream.
Nowadays, Charlie’s Smokehouse nevertheless offers smoked fish and ice product, but it is positioned at the major of the hill previously mentioned the passenger ferry dock. That ferry, The Island Clipper, is captained by none other than Charlie Voight, and can take passengers to Washington Island many occasions a day all through the summer months months.
20-two many years ago, when the tiny developing on the edge of the dock up coming to the passenger ferry became obtainable, Carole understood she wanted to open up a reward store there. Considering the fact that her brother Richard was then a tour guide in Scandinavia, he presented to send her products unique to Norway, Denmark and Sweden — that’s why the store was named Simply Scandinavian.
Hedgehogs in Gills Rock
A lot of viewers have almost certainly heard of Hedgehog Harbor in Gills Rock, but how many know how it received its name? Very well, in accordance to Carole Engles, who read the story from other previous-time residents, a relatives of porcupines made a house in a fishing tug that was pulled out of the water for the winter.
Seems when men and women located the newborn critters in the boat they imagined they were hedgehogs, and which is how Hedgehog Harbor received its name.
Which potential customers to our up coming subject matter. There is a further shop on the exact dock across from Merely Scandinavian named Hedge Hog Items. Proprietor Lynn Hass has some exclusive garments, jewelry and attractive family products just for you.
These outlets are form of “out of the way” but very well-worth a stop by. Just go to Gills Rock. Continue to be straight where Highway 42 turns suitable toward Northport, and you will travel down to the dock exactly where there is parking available for equally charming reward outlets.
Go fly a kite
The Liberty Grove Historical Society will host its Vintage Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 12. The Log Museum will be open, and kites will be for sale or you can provide your personal to fly on the Historical Society grounds and Grand Watch Park, which borders the historical society site.
The officers and board of Liberty Grove Historic Modern society will honor its volunteers at a picnic on its grounds adjacent to the historic barn at the Hanson Century Farm in Ellison Bay on Monday.
Tribute from congressman
An American flag flown about the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., was introduced to Liberty Grove Historical Society by Wisconsin’s Congressman Mike Gallagher. The flag was flown to commemorate the devotion of the Armed service Honor Circle and Heritage Walkway which was held on July 8.
A trace of a thing new
The Ellison Bay Support Club is in the midst of generating “all things new” relating to the summer time pageant that it has sponsored for some 50 many years. Observe for news of a new identify and a new day soon from Committee Chairman Diane Phipps.
Mark your calendars. The 15th yearly Gills Rock Picnic will be held at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The accumulating will be at the City Park next to the Gills Rock Maritime Museum spot. All are welcome to show up at and you may perhaps bring a dish to go.
Murray Cottage Centennial: In 1911, the William Norman Murray Relatives commenced expending summers in Ellison Bay. They came by Goodrich Line Steamships from Chicago. They tented for six decades on the north shore of Ellison Bay together with professors from the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin. Consequently the web page turned regarded as “Professors Row.”
The Murrays created their cottage in 1917 and four generations have appreciated the natural beauty and appeal of the northern Doorway hamlet of Ellison Bay each individual summer months because. This 7 days, Bob’s cousin, Monthly bill, and his spouse, “Muggy,” from Fort Smith, Ark., who now have the unique Murray Cottage, have arrive to celebrate the 100th 12 months the cottage has graced the shore of the bay on Professors Row.
Invoice and Muggy’s 3 daughters and their people have joined in celebrating the centennial: Susan and Thomas Cotten traveled from Centerville, Ohio, with children Sean and Natasha Valerie and Mike Cline arrived with Madison and Erin and light canine, Penny, from Neenah and Kate and Matt Standridge, who dwell in Gills Rock.
On a Personal Note: Thanks to all who sent get perfectly views and prayers when Religion seasoned a health-related crisis very last week. Faith’s coronary heart is fixed and on the mend. It is fantastic to live in our minimal hamlet the place folks are so caring and thoughtful.
Contact Faith and Bob Murray at 920-421-1477 or at [email protected]