Edisen Fishery

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Edisen Fishery
Location Rock Harbor, Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Coordinates 48°5′22″N 88°34′57″W / 48.08944°N 88.58250°W / 48.08944; -88.58250Coordinates: 48°5′22″N 88°34′57″W / 48.08944°N 88.58250°W / 48.08944; -88.58250
Built 1895
Architect Multiple
NRHP Reference # 77000152[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 08, 1977
Designated MSHS June 18, 1976[2]

The Edisen Fishery is a fishery located in Rock Harbor in the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1976[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


The Edisen Fishery is a collection of seven buildings making up a commercial fishery.[2] The complex includes a single-story fish house and net house, cabins, a chicken coop, whaleboat, and ancillary docks and fishing equipment.[2] All buildings are constructed from logs covered with tongue-and-groove siding.[2]


The fishery is named for Pete Edisen, one of the last commercial fishermen on Isle Royale.[3] The buildings within this complex were constructed between 1895 and 1934 by local fishermen using easily available local materials and built using strictly functional designs.[2] As of 2009, the fishery is still operational and open to the public.[2]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Edisen Fishery from the state of Michigan, retrieved 8/20/09
  3. ^ National Geographic Society (2009). National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States, 6th Ed., p. 83. National Geographic Books.