Mission

The Besser Museum of Northeast Michigan is an educational
institution dedicated to sharing art, history and science of Northeast Michigan.

About Us

The Besser Museum's Fisheries Heritage Exhibit exhibit artifacts, fishing vessels, gear, and dock sites of the commercial fishing industry as it began and matured along the northeast Michigan shores and waters of Lake Huron. The exhibit will also tell the story of sports and recreational fishing, and the ever changing ecology of the Great Lakes, featuring the Research Vessel Chinook.

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Book documenting history of commercial fishing in Alcona and Iosco Counties of northeast Michigan
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Book documenting history of commercial fishing on Thunder Bay, northern Lake Huron areas from Black River to Rockport
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Michigan State University Extension (Michigan Sea Grant) online news brief
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Video tour of the 1928 Katherine V Exhibit at the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan.
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Exhibit Interpretive Panel Sign
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Mackinaw boats were an essential model of a vessel in the 19th century, such as the Helen Macleod.
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Alpena High School students uncover, share local knowledge and stories about how Lake Huron fisheries have shaped northern Michigan communities.
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A Research Report documenting Katherine V Commercial Fish Tug by Frank & Nancy Prothero
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The Norseman’s origins and how it has changed since its years.
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The Tramp is joined by other boats as they experience success and distress while fishing Lake Huron.
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