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Take Time to do this Tour!

We took the Sandy Tour from Rock Harbor Lodge to access the Fishery, Lighthouse and visit the... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Fascinating history

The volunteers who staff this are quite knowledgeable and provide a good feel for what life was... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Chris L
Niles, Michigan
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Old fishery now a living history museum maintained by the National Park Service.
Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We took the Sandy Tour from Rock Harbor Lodge to access the Fishery, Lighthouse and visit the Petersons. First of all, the beauty of the surroundings on the boat ride over is worth the trip.There was a couple that stay at the fishery for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The volunteers who staff this are quite knowledgeable and provide a good feel for what life was like many decades ago. The buildings are well maintained and contain many of the tools used in the past. Very complete "outdoor museum."

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I’m not sure what to think about this place. I think the idea and history is cool, but I think it’d be cool if someone was there to explain it. But as it is, it’s just a bunch of buildings and gear - some seem...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

The Edison Fishery is visited through one of the tours offered by the Rock Harbor Lodge. Once on this area of the island, the volunteers at the old fishery give you an introduction to their area and then describe the other attractions that are within...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We enjoyed renting a small boat with a moto and making the trip down to the historic lighthouse, fishery, and to spend time with Candy, the moose expert’s wife. They have been studying the moose on the island for 47 years. They have to much...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a brief excursion via The Sandy to the Edison Fishery & the site of the moose study. Both are very interesting & I recommend the excursion. It was sad to see that the NPS has been unable to preserve some of the fishery...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Jean5787
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We rented a motorboat to get here, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Vintage tools, nets, boats abound. Great photo opportunities. It was great to imagine the hardy folks that lived there

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Favahome
Reviewed August 25, 2016

IMHO, the VERY best thing you can do when you visit IR. Requires that you take a boat ride on the SANDY to get there - I don't think any of the hiking trails will get you there. A ranger gives a walking tour around...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank RogerDetroit
Reviewed June 22, 2016

A rare look into what life used to be like on the Island. A volunteer Ranger gave us a tour of what commercial fishing used to be like.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank mafischl
Reviewed August 31, 2015

What a great boat trip from Rock Harbor. Rolf Peterson at the moose and wolf research center is a DO NOT MISS.

Date of experience: August 2015
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