Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVIII – #126 – Thowback Thursday

HARD ALEE   by G.B.Dent   When wind and wave suddenly change their track; And a luff in your sail says you’ve lost the course. Do you challenge the gods with a windward tack ? Or turn your back and run with the force ?   Sure an even keel gives the tiller man rest, As billowing clouds fill the… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #121 – Leelanau Summinars

(Report by Jim) Thanks to Frank Mead and his Leelanau Summinars program for allowing my Dad and I to present some of our favorite photographs from the Leland Report at the Leland Library. We had a lot of fun talking on a bunch of our favorite photo subjects! I created the first Leelanau Summinars website and never thought I would… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #118 – Sailing Day

  A nice day for a sail with friends. Made it all the way to Robinsons Bay from the North end in an hour when the wind just decided to go somewhere else. Dead calm and a mile from home. Being close to sunset, we were running out of time to get back up to the North end when who… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #114 – Throw Back Thursday

Today’s “Throwback Thursday” is a visit to the Pendergast Lighthouse, which has been at the inlet of the Leland River since the beginning of last century judging from this photo by Erhardt Peters. I remember it actually working one summer. It is still there waiting for someone to turn it on again. The land is for sale, maybe the next… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #113 – Leland Clouds Pass Through My Life

  Keith is taking it easy this week so I am filling in from Illinois. I will be up in Leland all next week to bring you the Leland Report but seeing as I think I have a few hairline fractures in my toes, I will not be reporting from any trails. You might see some from a sailboat, however…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #112 – Jim’s Monday

Meggen is on the road today, so we are doing a “Throw-Back Monday” for you. (Jim) The main photo is the Powerhouse that existed before the Cove. The second shot is a Walter McCord photo of the old Powerhouse from the bridge side. The third is a later view of the dam from the bridge in 1960 before the Cove or Falling… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #108 – Throw Back Thursday

Life on the lake. Not much has changed in 100 years. I guess the one thing that changed is that you don’t build boathouses on the lake. The winter ice turns concrete to rubble and bends steel. You can tell where this is with Whaleback in the background. This is Maro the Magician’s dock with Mrs Maro. Not sure whose… Read more »