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HUSKY THE MUSKIE
in Kenora, Ontario
Contributed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Husky the Muskie
Rod Ness

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.

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Photographed by Rod Ness 9/3/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 4/07



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