Vol XVI – #279 – Meggen’s Monday

Report #5749 Photo: LR_1-2-17
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Sand filling in the mouth of Leland Harbor

6:00 am ~ 29° ~ Partly Cloudy – Wind: East at 6 mph ~ Humidity: 81%
Sunrise is at 8:21 am ~ Ave. Low is 17° ~ Record Low is  -8° (1982)

1:50 pm – 38° ~ Partly Cloudy ~ Wind: East at 8 gusting to 13 mph ~ Humidity: 63%

Sunset is at 5:12  pm ~ Ave. High is 29° ~ Record High is 46° (2000) 

Moonphase: Waxing Crescent ~ Pressure: 30.22 in ~ Dew Point: 27° ~ Visibility:10 Miles
Daylight: 8 Hrs 51 Mns
Forecast for 1/2/17 – Sun – High: 39° – Low: 21°

DredgingFundFederal Funding for dredging Leland Harbor is no longer a sure thing. Help Leland keep this vital channel open to fishing and pleasure boats for the foreseeable future!

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Sunset, Good Harbor Beach, with crescent moon



Sharing glimpses of New Year’s Day, at the mouth of the harbor, the narrows, and sunset at the north end of Route 651. May your 2017 be filled with glimpses of beauty on a regular basis! 

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At the Narrows, Lake Leelanau

  Biscuit1-2-17Winter12-29-16  The Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge Contest has closed. Good luck to everyone who entered! 

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Bill Hahn, down south near Chelsea

John, I think that this is the year in which the dredges will appear and do their job. Meggen, you have a mind which sees so much of that which most of us could never imagine. Thank you. All blessings to all in this new year.

Bob Jones
Bob Jones
7 years ago

Enjoying the photos Meggan. Keep ’em comin.’

7 years ago

I had no idea the mouth of the harbor is in such dire need of dredging. Can’t the DNR or Army Corp. of Engineers dredge?

Jim Burnham
7 years ago
Reply to  JohnD/Gr.Pte.

Doesn’t look like that is going to be a reality. Too many other harbors in need. Even if they could, there is no guarantee they will be back. The last dredging two years ago was a complete failure because they dumped the sand so close to the mouth of the harbor. It all got blown back in. This dredger will guarantee an open harbor for decades to come.