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History of Michigan’s Largest Commercial Fishery
Wednesday, April 05, 2017, 06:30pm

This Lecture documents the history of Michigan’s largest commercial fishery on Saginaw Bay from the 1850’s to current times. Early records indicate Lower Saginaw, now known as Bay City, had the first fisheries. The fishing industry also developed at Bay Port, Essexville, East Tawas, Au Sable, Caseville, Oscoda, and Sebewaing. This 150-year visual history includes archival photos and rare film footage from fisheries around Saginaw Bay. Two years of research and first hand interviews gives proof Saginaw Bay was the world’s largest freshwater fishery and is still a viable fishery today.

 Join Al & David Eicher for this informative lecture. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend. Registerat the Adult Reference Desk or call 734-426-4477.

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