Katherine V & Our Fisheries Heritage
Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail:
Katherine V a lone survivor and fishing legend
By Brandon Schroeder
A new Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail offers an opportunity to explore the past, present and future of the lakes through the lens of fish and fishing (see Part 1, series introduction). In this article, we visit Alpena, Michigan and the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan to explore commercial fishing heritage of northern Lake Huron as told through the historic commercial fishing vessel, the Katherine V.
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Preservation and Restoration
of the Katherine V
The Kahlenberg Engine
For more information on the engine that was once inside the Katherine V, check out this interview with Dave Robertson, who is currently restoring the engine to working order.
Video compliments of Association of Lifelong Learners member, Richard Bremer.