Huron: The Seasons of a Great Lake

Overview

Napier Shelton takes us on a journey as he spends a year at his family's cottage on the lake. Having visited Lake Huron for over thirty years, Shelton weaves family memories into his evocative and informed account of the seasons on this great lake. In 1995, Shelton spent a year at the cottage more fully exploring Lake Huron and its varied shores. He writes about Native American fishing rights, small towns, the fearsome ice, and the migration of birds. He follows the seasonal changes of life in the water. We ...
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Overview

Napier Shelton takes us on a journey as he spends a year at his family's cottage on the lake. Having visited Lake Huron for over thirty years, Shelton weaves family memories into his evocative and informed account of the seasons on this great lake. In 1995, Shelton spent a year at the cottage more fully exploring Lake Huron and its varied shores. He writes about Native American fishing rights, small towns, the fearsome ice, and the migration of birds. He follows the seasonal changes of life in the water. We accompany him on commercial fishing boats, a research vessel studying lake trout, and a Coast Guard icebreaker. We experience the travels and tragedies of venturers on Lake Huron over the past four centuries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814328347
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Great Lakes Bks.
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Prologue: What Lies Beyond the Summer? 13
1 The Cottage 15
2 Port Sanilac 21
3 Up North 29
4 Ice 39
5 Fish and Birds in Winter 53
6 Avian Highways 63
7 The Base of the Pyramid 77
8 Fishing for a Living 83
9 Managing the Fisheries 105
10 Lake Trout and Lampreys 121
11 Restoring the Lake 135
12 June Shores 151
13 Colonial Waterbirds 175
14 The Summer Pause 187
15 Small Boats, Long Journeys 193
16 Fall Comes Down the Lake 207
17 Big Boats, Killer Storms 223
18 Birds at Christmas 235
19 Closing Up 247
App. 1 Common and Scientific Names of Plants 253
App. 2 Fishes of Lake Huron 257
Principal Published Sources 263
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