Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

HARVEY — The Marquette State Fish Hatchery will be closed to the public until the fall of 1993 because of renovation work. A $6 million renovation is underway to enlarge the hatchery and improve its efficiency. Included will be more indoor rearing tanks to increase production, covers over outdoor raceways to reduce stress and bird predation of fish, new offices and an interpretive center. Built in 1922, the hatchery’s production is expected to increase by about 35 percent following the renovation. Current production of lake and brook trout and splake – a cross between lake and brook – totals between 1.2 million and 1.5 million fish. Funding for the project is split between the state’s Recreation Bond Program and the federal Wallop-Breaux fund, which gets money from an excise tax on fishing equipment.


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