Welcome to the Cape Fear River Watch Book Club!
“In this book, the author describes some aspects of being a marine biologist that might be of most interest to the inquisitive reader. It does not deal with scientific matters, but describes some of the more amusing events in a career that extended over forty years, beginning with university training and extending through employment as a field biologist with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and ending with being a Laboratory Director with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the field studies of fisheries, the author undertook research assignments along the Atlantic Coast from Massachusetts through Florida, with intensive studies of fish populations in the Connecticut, Delaware, York, Mattaponi, Pamunkey, James Chickahominy, Roanoke, Neuse, Edisto,
March/ April 2017
Book – Grand River by Norma Lewis
Meeting Date – Saturday, April 22nd – 10:30 a.m. at Pomegranate Books
At 265 miles, the Grand River is Michigan’s longest waterway, and it was once considered one of the Midwest’s most important. The river starts as a trickle just south of Jackson and gains power as it surges toward Lake Michigan in Grand Haven. Trappers first used the river to trade with the Native American villages along its banks. Later, the lumber industry transported logs via the Grand. The river shaped the towns and cities that grew up along its banks, providing them with transportation and power for manufacturers, including the once-renowned Grand Rapids furniture industry. Fertile farmlands have always played an important role in the history of the Grand River Valley. Today, the river is used primarily for recreation, including boating, fishing, and, in Grand Ledge, rock climbing.