Monthly Archives: March 2018

Vol XVIII – #2 – Into the Past

Report today by Jim.  Erhardt Peters walked out onto a snowy Lake Leelanau around 100 years ago (roughly) and took a photo of Maronook, the stately summer residence of Walter Truman Best aka “Maro the Magician” and his wife Allie May Kaiser. Maro died in 1908 at age 39, so at the time this photo was taken, it was probably… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #1 – Into the 18th Year

Report today by Jim. It’s a smorgasbord of photos today, so soak it in. This is the first day of our 18th year doing the Leland Report. So much has happened since I first registered with Network Solutions and taught myself how to code web pages so Keith could upload the images he was taking up here. In doing… Read more »

Vol XVII – #361 – A Frozen Lake

(Report today by Jim) I headed out on the ice at sunrise this morning hoping to get a couple shots. One of the sunrise and another duplicating the Erhardt Peters photo of Maro Nook from out in the same location. The main photo is as good as it got before the whole sky clouded up. But the patterns made by the… Read more »

Vol XVII – #356 – Hall’s Shanty

I finished the pen and ink of Hall’s Shanty on March 17th, 1973, 45 years ago, it was my 40th birthday. The photo above reflects what it looked like right after Falling Waters was built.  Jim’s posts have shown what it looked like a century ago. Below shows what it looked like this morning. Fishtown has changed many times in… Read more »

Vol XVII – #355 – Changes

(Report by Jim Burnham) Keith is still a bit under the weather and thanks everyone for their well wishes! Today’s treat is a couple photos of the same scene, different centuries, different photographers. The top was taken by Walter McCord (probably in the 1950s since there is no Falling Waters Lodge in the background). The bottom photo was taken by… Read more »

Vol XVII – #354 – Moving Forward With the Plan

(Report by Jim Burnham) Keith is recovering from a head cold at the present time so I am going to be filling in from Illinois for the time being. The photos today are a continuation of those from yesterday. The lone winter fishing boat entering the small, ice clogged gateway to the river is a fantastic shot by Erhardt Peters…. Read more »