Bailey Property Preservation Association

Creation of the West Shore Fishing Museum began in 1997 by the Bailey Property Preservation Association. The association works under the direction of Menominee County which owns the Bailey property and buildings. To date, restoration of the buildings and commercial fishing exhibits are 99 percent complete. The museum is dedicated to  preserving and portraying fishing life on the Great Lakes, with an emphasis on the West Shore of Green Bay in prehistoric, pioneer, and modern eras. The museum is located on the property of Charles Bailey, a fisherman during the late 1800s to the 1940s. The home has been restored to the 1910s to 1920s era and includes a carriage house, a twine shed/net repair building, and large chicken coop. All buildings display fishing memorabilia. Exhibits include commercial fishing boats and displays of Native American hunting and fishing.

Hours: Memorial Day to Labor Day: Sat and Sun 1-4pm.

Mailing Address:
W2784 County Rd. 338
Menominee, MI 49858

5156 Highway M-35
Menominee, MI 49858

Eileen Behrend, President
(906) 863-9716


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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