Message: My uncle, Zane Bourisseau commented on the wooden thing that looked like a clothesline. We went to the island in 98 or 99. He seemed to remember it when he was a boy. His father, Frank Moses Bourisseau was light keeper, son of Louis. I think he said something about remembering his father using it to mend fishing traps or fishing nets or something?? does that make sense?
Reply: Yes that does make perfect sense. We got the same info from Doug McCormick, who spent parts of his childhood there too. Thank you very much for the hint!
Message: Hope to volunteer at Fox island this summer,
I will be volunteer at Grand Traverse Lighthouse from 7/2-7/9 and would like to work on Fox - right before or right after. Talked to George Carpenter and he said you would be able to let me know. Thank you
My husband and I have talked about visiting South Fox for years and when we heard about your organization, we were very excited and hope to join soon.
We have camped for years on North and South Manitou Islands and have watched and donated to the Lighthouse restoration on South Manitou. After learning about South Fox and the lighthouse preservation efforts there, we are excited by the work being accomplished and hope to join you all someday soon. Keep up the great work!
Message: Have discussed this fascinating place and the wonderful work you all have done with John and would love to come and help. Hopefully as I retire, this can be a project I can spend some time with.