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Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Whose Home Is It?

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

 
 
Whose Home Is It? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
1. Whose Home Is It? Marker
Inscription.  

Indigenous (native)
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. Invasive (non-native)
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
Whose Home Is It? and<br>Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
2. Whose Home Is It? and
Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers
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.

 
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'
Whose Home Is It? and<br>Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
3. Whose Home Is It? and
Is This an Ocean or a Lake? Markers
Located at Lake View unit of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
(approx. 0.3 miles away); 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.) 
 
Lake Michigan image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 5, 2014
4. Lake Michigan
As viewed from marker
 
 
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 410 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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