Category Archives: Fishing Tugs

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 – #124 – Meggen’s Monday

How’s the fishing? That’s what a lot of people ask Joel Petersen, captain of Fishtown Preservation’s Joy. This time of year, when the water is warm, it’s a little slower (this is normal). It’ll pick back up in the fall. Photos by Meggen last week, while on vacation.         

Vol XVIII – #117 – Meggen’s Monday

This is what summer is all about: mild breeze, lee shores available for tubing or water skiing, and enough wind to putter around on a little sailboat. Enjoy, take a deep breath. Yes, Geoff and Joel took the Janice Sue out for a boat ride this weekend!      

Vol XVIII – #101 The Fate of the Diamond

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) There is an old superstition that it is bad luck to rename a boat. But, there are ways to avoid your fate if you follow certain rituals. According to the website 321boatclub.com, this is how you handle it: Historically it’s been considered bad luck to change… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #65 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s a “whitecaps that sparkle” kind of morning, about 54 degrees at the harbor dock with a sturdy onshore breeze…. the kind of day you pause and take a deep breath and rejoice in doing so. Commercial fishing pictures are from yesterday – a gray, drizzly day, with surprisingly strong currents in the Manitou Passage. It is amazing how quickly… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #1 – Into the 18th Year

Report today by Jim. It’s a smorgasbord of photos today, so soak it in. This is the first day of our 18th year doing the Leland Report. So much has happened since I first registered lelandreport.com with Network Solutions and taught myself how to code web pages so Keith could upload the images he was taking up here. In doing… Read more »