Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Whose Home Is It?
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
If you dove into the waters of Lake Michigan thousands of years ago, you would have disturbed the home of many indigenous species, such as lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and lake sturgeon. These healthy native fish lived in a clean lake. They fed off one another, maintained the natural balance of aquatic life, and allowed one another to thrive.
- Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)
- Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)
- Burbot (Lota lota)
- Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
- Cisco (Coregonus artedi)
- Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
- Trout-Perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus)
- Longnose Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae)
With the growth of trade and industry, big ships came into Lake Michigan. Invasive fish species followed within the ballast water of these big ships or through the Great Lakes Canal system. Without proper predators to control their growth, these newcomers upset the balance of aquatic life. Sea lampreys devastated the native lake trout and alewife outnumbered native fish. The National Park Service and other park partners work to reduce invasive species and make Lake Michigan a better home for all who share its waters.
- Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon
- Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
- Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
- Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
- Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 41.195′ N, 86° 59.748′ W. Marker is in Beverly Shores, Indiana, in Porter County. Marker can be reached from E. Lake Front Drive west of Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Lake View unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Is This an Ocean or a Lake? (here, next to this marker); Recipe for a Sand Dune (here, next to this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edwin Way Teale (approx. 2.7 miles away); The J.D. Marshall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly Shores.
Also see . . . Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 6, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.