Fisheries Sources and Additional Information


The majority of the content available on the History & Culture: Fisheries website has been derived from the 2002 work, "The Isle Royale Folkefiskerisamfunn: An Ethnohistory of the Scandinavian Folk Fisherman of Isle Royale National Park," written by Rebecca S. Toupal, Richard W. Stoffie, and M. Neeves Zedeno. The works referenced in that study and on the Fisheries website are listed below.

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Books and Articles Referenced

Cochrane, Timothy. 2012. Minong The Good Place Ojibwe and Isle Royale. East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University Press.

Franks, Kathryn E., and Arnold R. Alanen. 1999. Historic Structures at Isle Royale National Park: Historic Contexts and Associated Property Types. Madison: Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gale, Thomas P., and Kendra L. Gale. 1995. Isle Royale: A Photographic History. Houghton, Mich: Isle Royale Natural History Association.

Karamanski, Theodore J., Richard H. Zeitlin, and Joseph. Derose. 1988. Narrative History of Isle Royale National Park. Chicago: Mid-American Research Center, Loyola University of Chicago.

Rakestraw, Lawrence. 1968. Commercial Fishing on Isle Royale, 1800-1967. Houghton, Mich: Isle Royale Natural History Association.

Rathbun, Richard. 1894. Concerning Informants, Lake Superior, Field Notes - 1894. Vol. Record Group 22, Entry 44, Box 5, File Lake Superior. Washington, D.C.: National Archives.

Scarpino, Philip V. 2010. Cultural Resources on Isle Royale National Park: An Historic Context. Indianapolis: Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis.

Toupal, Rebecca S., Richard W. Stoffie, and M. Nieves Zedeno. 2002. The Isle Royale Folkefiskerisamfunn: Familier Som Levde Av Fiske: An Ethnohistory of the Scandinavian Folk Fishermen of Isle Royale National Park. Report for the National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office. Tucson: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona.


Cultural Landscapes Inventory Reports

The Cultural Landscapes Inventory (CLI) is a database containing information on the historically significant landscapes within the National Park System. This evaluated inventory identifies and documents each landscape’s location, size, physical development, condition, landscape characteristics as character-defining features, as well as other valuable information useful to park management. Cultural landscapes become approved inventory records when all required data fields are entered, the park superintendent concurs with the information, and the landscape is determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places through a consultation process or is otherwise managed as a cultural resource through a public planning process.


Edisen Fishery & Rock Harbor Lighthouse
Washington Island


Tobin Harbor


Barnum Island
Fisherman's Home
Holte Fishery/Wright Island


Captain Kidd Island - McPherren Compound
Crystal Cove - Megeath Compound


Isle Royale Light Station-Menagerie


Last updated: September 23, 2020

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