Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XXI – #24 – Fishtales for the Win

Mike Fisher and crew brought home a first place finish in Section 2 Mackinac Cup Division of the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac with their boat Fishtales out of Lake Leelanau! I have the pleasure of knowing two of the crew, his son Judd and Frank Petty and we couldn’t be more proud of this band of renegades!… Read more »

Vol XXI – #23 – Good Harbor Hike

Always interesting running into people on Good Harbor beach. And we didn’t actually accidentally run into them. We just couldn’t avoid this cute little Aussie puppy when she ran up to us. John and Pam from Glen Arbor stopped us from running away with Giselle. 🙂 After posing with the puppy, we headed up the beach and onto the forest… Read more »

Vol XXI – #22 – Happy 4th of July

Above are photos from 4th of Julys past. The top is one Christy Edwards captured as Keith was walking up and down the parade route in 2015. The one above was taken by Keith the same day. A lot has changed in a year. No parade or fireworks this year, but things look good for next year. Biscuit the statue… Read more »

Vol XXI – #21 – Tribute to Biscuit

Summer Meyer at Fishtown Preservation spearheaded an beautiful tribute to our dear departed Biscuit with a silhouette metal cut out by Geoff Niessink. The tag on his collar says, “In honor of all dogs who love and have loved Fishtown”. Amanda Holmes unveiled it with a very kind speech in front a small crowd of friends. Biscuit will be down… Read more »

Vol XXI – #20 – One for Bubby Workum

We say goodbye to our friend Lee (Bubby) Workum, a friend of the Leland Report, lifelong family friend, fellow sailor and Barbecruiser. We have had the privilege of knowing him and Nikki and their son Eric (below, middle) and his brother Lee and sister Taya as well as the many cousins for over 50 years. We’ve all shared and loved… Read more »

Vol XXI – #19 – Out on the Red Jacket

A rare opportunity presented itself yesterday when our own Meggen’s father David Watt asked if I wanted a ride on the Red Jacket, a trawler he brought down from the U.P. I’m not going to pass up that opportunity! What a fantastic ride up the North shore to Onominee Beach and back. Calm seas and a beautiful sunset to end… Read more »

Vol XXI – #18 – Weather is Good for the Art Shanty

What a difference a day makes. Cloudy and cold yesterday opened up to sunny and a bit warmer today. Water is still nice enough to take a dip in the morning. The Harbor is also back in action. This is Erin Ledyard’s last day in Fishtown in the Art Shanty today so be sure to visit to see her fabulous… Read more »

Vol XXI – #17 – Sunset in the Harbor

Our picture perfect day yesterday turned into a picture perfect sunset. I joined a bunch of people gathered along the North Beach shoreline to enjoy the show. Jim will be in Fishtown in the Art Shanty (under Haystacks in the old Leland Gal spot) from 6/29-7/5 with canvas, metal, and framed prints and puzzles and these cool little acrylic blocks…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #16 – In Town

Another picture perfect day today. A good day to take a long lunch and boat into town for some ice cream at the Harbor House. Jim will be in Fishtown in the Art Shanty (under Haystacks in the old Leland Gal spot) from 6/29-7/5 with canvas, metal, and framed prints and puzzles and these cool little acrylic blocks. We’ll also… Read more »

Vol XXI – #15 – Out on the Lake

Good day to take the kayaks out with my daughter, even if it was a bit windy. The wind was perfect for the Sunfish, which also went in despite the halyard cleat popping up out of the deck. Doesn’t matter what kind of boat you have, it’s always something. Check out the Glen Arbor Sun (you can find them free… Read more »