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Ingallston Township in Menominee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bailey Fishery

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
1. Bailey Fishery Marker
Inscription.  Mathais Bailey was a commercial fisherman who moved his family from Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, in 1870, seeking more abundant fishing on the west side of Green Bay. In 1893 his son Charles bought 123 acres of land and built this house for his wife, Aurora. Charles operated one of the area's largest fisheries on this site from 1893 to 1950. His daughter E. Leone Bailey, who died in 1994, willed the house, the fishery and 100 acres of land to the county for use as a museum and natural area.
 
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2110.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 45° 17.725′ N, 87° 26.277′ W. Marker is in Ingallston Township, Michigan, in Menominee County. Marker is on unnamed park road east of State Highway 35, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at the
Bailey Fishery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
2. Bailey Fishery Marker
West Shore Fishing Museum in Bailey Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stephenson MI 49887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Leathemport (within shouting distance of this marker); Owen Francis Patrick Hammerberg (approx. 11.8 miles away); Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (approx. 13.1 miles away in Wisconsin); Oak Leaf Anchor (approx. 13.2 miles away in Wisconsin); Why Green Bay? (approx. 13.8 miles away in Wisconsin); Privilege in the Park (approx. 14.1 miles away in Wisconsin); Shorelines and Sedge Meadows (approx. 14.7 miles away in Wisconsin); The Thorp Cabin (approx. 14.8 miles away in Wisconsin).
 
Regarding Bailey Fishery. The grounds of the fishing museum is only open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
 
Also see . . .  West Shore Fishing Museum. Information and pictures of the West Shore Fishing Museum on the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail website. (Submitted on September 5, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Bailey Fishery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 18, 2019
3. Bailey Fishery Marker
Carriage house (left) and twine shed (right).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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