Madeline Island (WAOW) -
The Apostle Islands are a beautiful area of Wisconsin branching off from the Bayfield Peninsula. This makes them the northern-most point in our state, and because of their location one of Wisconsin's most picturesque landscapes.
But of the 22 islands making up the chain, only one is home to year-round residents. It's called Madeline Island, a community of fewer than 270 residents. But though the island may be small, it's home to some extraordinary stories.
"You get out on the water, you look back at Bayfield, it's the hillsides. They're just a glow with the maples," Mike Radtke told Newsline 9.
Radtke works with the Madeline Island Ferry. It's a network of boats transporting everything from families to four wheel drives back and forth from mainland Wisconsin to the island.