The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Gaylord Nelson Wilderness is a showcase of all things natural and beautiful in Wisconsin and our country at large.
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to preserve the naturally wild and beautiful islands just off the northwest shoreline of Wisconsin in Lake Superior. It includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland lakeshore. "The Friends" have been supporting AINL since 2002.
Our mission is to promote an appreciation for, and preservation of, the natural environment and cultural heritage of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. If you are interested in supporting our efforts, please consider making an annual donation.
The lighthouse photos that you see above, are sold to support the activities of The Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. These powerful photos were taken by volunteers to honor the late Martin Hanson who was instrumental in the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Martin was a highly acclaimed conservationist in Wisconsin.
The photos highlight lighthouses using the Milky Way as a breathtaking back-drop. Please consider supporting our efforts by adding one of these superb images to your home collection. Your support will help us fund our ongoing improvement projects within the park.
Check out our newest photo, “100 Years of Rainbows” that commemorates both the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service and the 100th birthday of Senator Gaylord Nelson, the park’s founder and namesake.