The Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan is an educational institution dedicated to sharing the art, history, and science of Northeast Michigan. Visit the commercial gill net fish tug, Katherine V, which operated in northern Lake Huron in the early 1900s, as well as other artifacts of more recent sport fish past. The Besser Museum is also home to the recently retired DNR Fisheries Research Vessel (R/V) Chinook.

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What you can do here

Access Fishing History & Culture Research, Boat Viewing, Gift shop or fisheries items for purchase, School or Group Tours, View Exhibits

491 Johnson St
Alpena, MI 49707
GPS: 45.08067, -83.44846
Hours: Monday - Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; and Sunday - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Michigan State University Extension (Michigan Sea Grant) online news brief
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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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Exhibit Interpretive Panel Sign
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Video documentary (DVD) describing changes to Lake Huron ecosystem resulting from invasive species
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A Research Report documenting Katherine V Commercial Fish Tug by Frank & Nancy Prothero
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