Fish houses used to dot the North Shore but are slowly disappearing.
Don Hammer, manager of the fishing museum in Tofte, said about 400 commercial fishermen ranged up and down the North Shore in the area's heyday. He estimated 50 or 60 fish houses still exist, most of them in poor condition.
"The preservation of them is not easily pursued because they are in private hands," he said.
"I certainly would like to see them stabilized and preserved the best they can," Hammer said. "They're part of the North Shore experience."
Karen Rautio of Silver Bay grew up just outside of club property and visited the fish house often as a child. She said she would like to see the building preserved and is upset that someone wants to tear it down.
"It's a Beaver Bay landmark," she said.