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Sheffield Lake in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jay Terrell and his “Terrible Fish”

 
 
Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
1. Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" Marker
Inscription. Around 1867, along the shale cliffs of the lakeshore of Sheffield Lake, Jay Terrell found fossils of a "terrible fish" later named in his honor as Dinichthys Terrelli. This animal, now known as Dunkleosteus terrelli, was a massive arthrodire (an extinct, joint-necked, armor-plated fish) that lived in the Devonian sea, which covered much of eastern North America some 354-364 million years ago. Dunkleosteus was armed with an incredible set of shearing jaws and was clearly the top marine predator in the Devonian Period (the "Age of Fishes").
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Sheffield Lake Park Board, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.717′ N, 82° 5.3′ W. Marker is in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on East Lake Road (U.S. 6) west of Irving Park Blvd, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located in Shell Cove Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sheffield Lake OH 44054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
2. Jay Terrell and his "Terrible Fish" Marker
crow flies. 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burrell Homestead (approx. 2.9 miles away); Norton S. Townshend, M.D. (approx. 4.1 miles away); Timeline of Dr. Norton S. Townshend (approx. 4.1 miles away); Shipbuilding (approx. 4.7 miles away); Trading Post (approx. 4.9 miles away); Founding of Lorain, Ohio (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Lorain Tornado, 1924 (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheffield Lake.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The page for Dunkleosteus terrelli. (Submitted on August 11, 2013, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Paleontology
 
Sign for Shell Cove Park, the location of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 18, 2013
3. Sign for Shell Cove Park, the location of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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