Bailey Camp

Tobin Harbor

Bailey Cottage: [NVIC: 50-236], ISRO Archives.


tephen C. Tooker, from St. Paul, Minnesota, originally owned this property before selling to Everett Bailey. Bailey was a proponent of Isle Royale National Park and sold outright to the U.S. government. Structures once existing on the Bailey property include a main cottage (#264), two guesthouses (#265 & #267), a pumphouse (#271), numerous storage sheds (#268, #269, & #270), a privy, boathouse (#266), and a dock. The main cottage was removed by the NPS after purchase. One guest cottage remains and is thought to have survived for possible relocation elsewhere. This did not happen and the cottage is now in ruinous condition. Detailed information about the Bailey family's time on Isle Royale is not known.

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Isle Royale National Park
800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1896


  1. Bailey Purchase Records. Isle Royale National Park. Houghton, MI.