Rosedale/Raft Island/Kopachuck


Rosedale/Raft Island/Kopachuck

Rosedale was named for the wild roses growing in the area. In the early 1880s, the first school district and post office were established in the area. Logging and farming were the most prevalent activities engaged by early settlers. By the early 1910s, a small business district developed in the community, which included two stores, two docks, a church, a public library, and schools.

Raft Island was named because, from a distance, the island appeared to some sailors be a floating raft. Two men who claimed the entire island in 1889 first settled Raft Island, clear-cutting and shipping logs out from the early settlement period of the 1880s. The second-growth timber was used for pilings, saw logs, and mine props in the 1920s. Large rafts of logs were harvested from throughout the Henderson Bay area, including the island. In the late 1920s, the entire island was purchased and used it as a hunting and recreational resort, his home later becoming the Catholic Church camp. He brought electric power to Raft Island. The bridge to Raft Island was built over the narrow, tidal channel on the south side. Presently 190 families live on the island. There are three community beaches and parks.

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