Photograph of men standing logs located at the beginning of a log drive in the Muskegon River. At the end of the nineteenth century, Michigan was a leading lumber producer in the logging industry. Cities such as Grand Rapids, Michigan used the logging industry to support demands for lumber in the furniture industry. This photograph was also reprinted in the Annual Report, 1990-1991, for the Great Lakes Protection Fund.
Paper, Board, Negative Film
8" h 10" w
Current Location Status:
Grand Fish, Grand River
(January 2016)Grand River, Grand Fish explores how the Great Lakes region’s largest and oldest fish, the Lake Sturgeon, once found in great abundance, is now a threatened species in our watersheds. The exhibit takes visitors through the connections to Native Americans, fishing history in the region and current science. Using artifacts from the GRPM Collections, along with the two live sturgeon, it will tie together the cultural, historical and scientific connections and explore rehabilitation efforts for this species in the Grand River and throughout the Great Lakes region.