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

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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 on Thunder Bay, northern Lake Huron areas from Black River to Rockport
Michigan State University Extension (Michigan Sea Grant) online news brief
Exhibit Interpretive Panel Sign
A Research Report documenting Katherine V Commercial Fish Tug by Frank & Nancy Prothero