U. S. Fisheries Station – Duluth, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 46° 50.182 W 092° 00.395
15T E 575755 N 5187459
Quick Description: The U.S. Fishers Station was built in 1882 at the mouth of the Lester River east of Duluth.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2013 4:08:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMG50Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 21

Long Description:
The U.S. Fishers Station was built in 1882 at the mouth of the Lester River east of Duluth. The land was given to the government in 1888 by the Lakeside Land Company, and a dam was built on the Lester River. A flume carried water from the Lester River to the fish hatchery.

The complex includes the hatchery, boat house, supervisor’s and superintendent’s homes and pump house. It was temporarily home to the Great Lakes Aquarium before the present building was constructed near the harbor. The complex is presently owned by the University of Minnesota-Duluth where it conducts limnological research.
Street address:
6008 London Road
Duluth, MN USA

County / Borough / Parish: St. Louis County

Year listed: 1978

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Agriculture/Subsistence

Current function: Education

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

National Historic Landmark Link: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

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