Vol XV #139 – A Magical Place in the Land of Delight

Report #5249 Photo: Maro Nook

 LR 08-14-15

6:00 am ~ 70° ~ Partly Cloudy ~ Wind: Calm~ Humidity: 89%
Sunrise is at 6:43 am ~ Ave. Low is 58°~Record Low is 47° (1990)
4:30 pm. ~ 82° ~ Partly Cloudy ~ Wind: W SW at 10 mph ~ Humidity: 66%
Sunset is at 8:51 pm ~ Ave. High is 79° ~ Record High is 92° (1987) 
Moonphase: New ~ Pressure: 30.01 in ~ Dew Point: 69° ~ Visibility: 10 Miles
Daylight: 14 Hrs 14 Mns
Forecast for 8/15/2015- Mostly Sunny, High 84° F- Low: 67° F


Maro Nook is up for sale.  July 1960, I spent my first night in Leland here at Maro Nook as a newly engaged house guest. My wife’s father Remi Gits bought this beautiful home in the late thirties from Harry Harrison, who had bought it from Mrs. Maro (Allie).  Harry Harrison owned Redpath Orchards and was the founder of the Redpath Chautauqua in Suttons Bay.  A lot of wonderful history connected with this home.  I hope it can find a family that will love it as much as my wife’s family and mine.  Back in 1995, David Copperfield contacted me and was interested in buying Maro Nook.  His picture in the lower right shows a Maro poster behind him in his Las Vegas Museum. He went on tour to Europe and I never heard from again.  Maro, Walter Truman Best, built the Old Art Building as a gathering place for the ladies of Leland.  




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Lee Cory
Lee Cory
8 years ago

The Cory family has great memories with the current owners at this beautiful spot.

8 years ago

As a friend of Francie Gits and the Larsen girls, I was invited to slumber parties at one of the cottages near the “big house”! It was enchanting to a teenager and brings back many fond memories.