Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVIII – #152 – Spinnakers

(Report by Jim)   Nice to see a spinnaker out. You rarely see these out anymore. This M-Scow was moving fast downwind and that’s exactly what you use them for.   I took the photo above on a bridge somewhere around Muskegeon, I think. I’ve passed this many times over the years and never had a good sky until now. So,… Read more »

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 »