Author Archives: Jim Burnham

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 »

Vol XXI – #14 – Almost a week later

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 have some Keith Burnham Leland series pen and ink prints. Thank you to Mark Smith who reminded me today that there were still some Lady… Read more »

Vol XXI – #12 – Lake is Calm, Town is Full

So, last time (two weeks ago) I said warmer weather was moving in. I was kind of right, but it was short lived. We drove in at 1am and it was 31F. This morning, it was also below freezing, but both days it warmed up enough to put the boat in for the season and take a ride. I will… Read more »