Michigan Grayling
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714
N 44° 40.211 W 084° 42.271
16T E 681954 N 4948875
The Michigan Grayling Marker is located on North Down River Rd. Grayling, MI.
Waymark Code: WM1Y08
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 07/30/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 70

Side 1

Although fishermen had been catching this fish in such rivers as the Manistee, Pere Marquette, and Au Sable for some years, its classification as a true grayling came only in 1864. The thrill of landing this fish drew sportsmen from the country over as railroads entered northern Michigan in the 1870's. The town of Grayling was the center for fishing trips on the Au Sable. Habitat changes following deforestation were making Michigan Grayling rare by 1900, and by about 1930 they were extinct.

Side 2

While now extinct in Michigan, members of the grayling family are found in Montana, Europe, and in the Arctic. The grayling are related to the trout and salmon and are distinguished by a thyme-like odor and a long wavy dorsal fin, a superb mark of beauty. Measuring from twelve to fifteen inches, the Michigan grayling lived in cold swift streams and were a gamy fish and delicious as food.

Historical Name: Grayling fish


Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 144

Historical Date: Not listed

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