A muskie is a type of pike.
Muskies are highly prized by sport fishing enthusiasts
because of their tendency to fight when hooked
by a fishing line. Muskies are found in the
waters of Northern Ontario and can reach 65
pounds. A 102-pound muskie was reported caught
in Lake Superior in the early 1900s.
Designed by Jules Horvath from
Deluxe Signs and Displays, Husky the Muskie
was built in July, 1967. Husky is 40 feet tall
and weighs 2.5 tons. The statue was built using
one ton of steel, 36 sheets of plywood, 3,500
bolts, 700 pounds of resin and 500 square feet
of fiberglass matting. It's a realistic rendition
of a muskie, and the shape was created by carving
Styrofoam, which was then covered with fiberglass.
The statue is in McLeod Park
on Lakeview Drive (the east side of the TransCanada
Highway) near the lake.
of Interest around Kenora
information about Muskies
Rod Ness 9/3/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 4/07