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 »

Vol XVII – #361 – A Frozen Lake

(Report today by Jim) I headed out on the ice at sunrise this morning hoping to get a couple shots. One of the sunrise and another duplicating the Erhardt Peters photo of Maro Nook from out in the same location. The main photo is as good as it got before the whole sky clouded up. But the patterns made by the… Read more »