Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

ISHPEMING — Manager Gerry Corkin’s Negaunee American Legion baseball squad moved to within a half-game of the Marquette Blues — the Mid-Peninsula League leader — with a 7-4 win over Ishpeming here Wednesday night. Ishpeming took an early 1-0 lead on a run-scoring hit by Jim O’Brien. Negaunee took the lead for good in the second inning by scoring four runs. Consecutive hits by Larry Raasanen, Tully Anderson, Kevin Jacobsen, David Ducoli and Terry St. Aubin provided the scoring. Negaunee added another run in the third when Raasanen doubled and later scored on an error. Ishpeming mounted a late comeback in the bottom of the seventh by scoring three runs. A sacrifice fly and a two-run single by Dan Salo provided the offense, but Jacobsen then slammed the door. Negaunee is 11-4 in league play and neck-and-neck with the Blues. The two teams meet tonight. “It was a well-played game on both sides,” Corkin said of Negaunee’s game with Ishpeming. “Our team has shown steady improvement in the last month.”

90 years ago

MARQUETTE — In the opinion of August Anderson of the Anderson Fish company, the future of the commercial fishing industry in Marquette is anything but bright. Conditions now are even worse than at this time of the season last year when the hauls were the smallest in the history of the business here. The Anderson company, with the tugboat Columbia, offer the largest steam fishing tugs on Lake Superior, averaging about 700 pounds of lake trout a day. Several years ago the catch was never smaller than 1,000 pounds. Several times this season the tug has gone out and returned with only 300 pounds. “This amount is little more than sufficient to supply the local demand,” Mr. Anderson said. Approximately 500,000 pounds of lake trout were shipped out of Marquette by all of its commercial fishermen last year.