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
- Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)
- Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)
- Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
- Round Goby (Neogobius melanostomus)
- Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
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. Marker is located at the Lake View unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); The Armco-Ferro House: Mass Produced And Affordable (approx. 0.3 miles away); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House'A Showcase For Cypress (approx. 0.3 miles away); Century Of Progress Homes: Historic District (approx. 0.3 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.