1856 – First European Family Arrives and Settles in Bayfield

On this date the first European family, the Hanleys, arrived and settled in the . They arrived in the schooner, "Algonquin," which was the first boat to visit the Bayfield Dock. Mr. John C. Hanley became a very prominent man in Bayfield, building the first frame building, and becoming the first lawman and music teacher. [Source: "by Tony Woiak, pg 16]