This display recreates the living spaces of the homes of Sand Islanders using artifacts from Sand Island whenever possible. The exhibit shows how Sand Islanders made a living by commercial fishing, farming, and lumbering.
They also faced death stoically, rescued and sheltered stranded sailors, and sometimes watched helplessly when the Lake took their loved ones. Starting before 1900, a community of summer residents settled on the island and also learned to meet the challenges of island living, becoming passionate “Sand Islanders”.
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