Old Sailors' Home

Old Sailors' Home
The Old Sailors' Home room features objects of daily domestic life

Built as a shelter and haven for stranded sailors, the Old Sailors' Home was built by homesteader Olaf Anderson in memory of his brother who perished at sea.

The log structure is richly filled with hand-made furniture, kitchen tools and equipment, and textiles and items representing late 19th and early 20th century immigrant life on Madeline Island.


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