Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XV #280 – A Very Bicentennial Sunset

This is one of the reasons we drive as far as we do to come up here. I followed Meggen and Joel Petersen down to Good Harbor Bay in search of the elusive “ice boulders” and even though we couldn’t find any, we were not disappointed because the sky exploded in a palette of orange and red. As I was taking… Read more »

Vol XV #273 – Powering Down

(Report by Jim) Still a blackout in Leland. Today’s photos are by Erhardt Peters, turn of the century photographer from Ludington and Leland. Fishing was year-round as long as the ice was passable. And if the ice wasn’t passable, they made it passable. According to Joel Petersen, the rocking made it easier to move through the ice. This is circa… Read more »

Vol XV #272 – Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night

(Report by Jim) Power is still out in Leland but crews are working today. Here is another fine photo of the 2013 snow season which brought record accumulation to the area. A hearty thank you to the crews that had to work yesterday and today and probably into the weekend to restore power to the area. Meggen and Joel Petersen… Read more »

Vol XV #271 – The Wind, it Blows

(Report by Jim)The wind has been blowing hard in Leland and the cable is out so I am publishing the Leland Report right now. It probably will be updated later. The photo is from three years ago on the same date. WHEN THERE WAS SNOW. And lots of it. Hopefully posting this will help. Good news department: Authorities in Illinois… Read more »

Vol XV #245 – Why Did the Joy Cross the Road?

(Today’s report is from Jim) Our eyes in Leland alerted us about the effort to move the Joy to Stander Marine for some needed R&R (Repaint and Refurbish). Wind died down today and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon. An all-around Leland day. Don’t forget about 20% off everything on the store through Monday. Use coupon code “biscuitdog”… Read more »

Vol XV #244 – A Windy Day After

(Today’s report is from Jim) Crowded day in Leland this morning with the PJ Party and Sale going on. I spent some time on North Beach looking for my breakwall shots and finally saw the sun for the first time since we came up. Dad got his surfer shot below. Glad I brought my hand warmers.  Click here to enter the 2016 Snow… Read more »