Today for Sunday Bridges we are back up north on Miners River and looking at that plain and simple bridge from another angle. In the foreground, creating a "waterfall," is a Sea Lamprey barrier which prevents the spawning lamprey from proceeding upstream and into Lake Superior. This "waterfall" may lack the romance of natural falls but has helped to control the scourge these sea lamprey present to big fish in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Fishery Commission, a cooperative US and Canadian endeavor, estimates that there has been a 90% reduction in the sea lamprey in the the lakes. For us UP travelers this work means that there are local fisheries where we can buy our fresh whitefish. Once in the Keweenaw Peninsula we watched the local Ojibwa/Chippewa fisherman filet it for us from his morning's catch. The best eating ever!
Remember click on the photo to enlarge it and see some of the reflections snaking through the river.
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