HOSTESSES ON SILCOX - Suzi Gierke (left to right) and Dorothy Holm hosted a group of nearly 60 members of the Lakewood Historical Society at Mrs. Holm's home recently. Mrs. Holm is the granddaughter of Albert Silcox who bought the island originally. Gierke is her daughter. Becky Huber, president of the Lakewood Historical Society and organizer of the tour is to the right of Mrs. Holm.
LEAVING FOR ISLAND - Some of the nearly 60 members of Lakewood Historical Society and their guests board a pontoon boat at American Lake Park for a ride out to Silcox Island. The group toured the island, learned aspects of its history including such items as electricity was brought from the shore in 1968. Prior to that time, residents used lanterns and fireplaces.
INTERESTING SIGHTS - Some of the Silcox Island homes, reflecting their owners' interests, have a variety of amenities and one even sports this waterwheel. The island is also home to a master gardener with an elaborate planting area as well as an amphibian auto.
ISLAND TOUR - Dorothy Holm (left), granddaughter of Albert Silcox who acquired the island in American Lake and named it Silcox Island, visits with Becky Huber, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, in the Holm home on the island. Silcox Island celebrated its centennial in 2005.
TOURS COMING UP - Lakewood Historical Society members touring Silcox Island recently learned about the island from Dorothy Holm, granddaughter of the original land purchaser, Alvert Silcox. Here part of the group of nearly 60 enjoys the shaded patio of the Holm house on the island before taking a guided tour of the 26 homes or cottages located on the 13-acre island.
PONTOON BOATS IN USE - Residents of Silcox Island, and there are several living fulltime on the American Lake island, make heavy use of pontoon boats in bringing supplies and guests to and from the launch in Tillicum or American Lake Park. There is no bridge to the island and no public access.