Carlson Camp

Tobin Harbor

Carlson Cottage, 1935: Wolbrink [Sheet 030, Photo B], ISRO Archives.


ndrew Carlson and family hailed from Two Harbors, Minnesota. Mr. Carlson sold outright to the government on August 06, 1937, not accepting a life lease in exchange for his property. The main cottage was constructed in 1913 and removed by the NPS after purchase. Lucille Snell had hoped to purchase the Carlson property, however it was already under a purchase agreement with the Isle Royale Commission.

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


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