Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Voices from the Past: The Michigan Sea Lion (1936)

My friend Gary Miller sent this in to me. He found it in an October 1936 edition of Hunting & Fishing magazine, and it details in brief the story of Michigan's only sea lion, living in Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan. He must have had a very lonely life...note also the Century of Progress took place in Chicago in 1933.

A modern believe-it-or-not is the story of this large sea lion, only resident of his kind in Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan--a thousand or more miles from salt water. It is believed the sea lion was placed in the lake after taking sick at the Century of Progress Exposiion after which it recovered to live contentedly in his new home.

-- Dr. Todd

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