Category Archives: Fishtown

Vol XXII – #16- Airborne

  Nice light and light wind tonight so I went down to North Beach and launched the drone and did a video run from a mile south to a mile north to compare with the one I did when the water level was at its peak. I’ll post that when I make it. Below is a view of the finished… Read more »

Vol XXII – #15- Fishtown Trim

    Fishtown is looking pretty ready for the season! The water level is not as low as it has been recently at 579.5′, but way off the high of just over 582.3′ in 2020. The dredger is running and dumping sand down by South Beach.  Today’s water level: Taken back in 2019 (with seiches, the level easily went over… Read more »

Vol XXII – #6- A Puzzling Week

I am up in Leland again for the first time since the middle of January. Covid kept me back in Illinois in February, but I spent a couple weeks recovering and finally made my way up. The weather on the trip up Sunday was great, but immediately took a turn Monday, so I apologize for jinxing you all. It’s been… Read more »

Vol XXI – #44- A Little Bit More Snow

If you were driving up through Michigan today for the holiday, like my brother and family did, you were greeted with a dumping of snow and ice across the state. Doesn’t look like anyone was spared, and we got three inches of it up here. One poor soul was laboring with a soil compactor at the Carlson Fishery plot, probably… Read more »

Vol XXI – #43- A Little Bit of Snow on the First Day of Winter

For a brief second last night, I could have sworn I saw moon shadows splayed out from the large Ash tree on the hill. When I went back to make sure I wasn’t imagining things, they were gone. That would have meant the clouds broke for only that minute and I missed it. But it was dark, windy, and 20… Read more »

Vol XXI – #41 – Calendars

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is the 16th consecutive calendar we have put out. For the last 16 years, I have assembled 12 of our best photos from a huge number to choose from. This isn’t as easy as uploading 12 photos and having a printer print out X number of calendars. I manually edited every page, placed all the… Read more »

Vol XXI – #37 – Sister Ships and Whaleback Natural Area

Back in Leland to see what’s been happening. The Japanese Maples are the only trees still holding their color. Found two boats and a building in the Harbor parking lot. Looks like old friends will be spending the Winter together there. Carlson’s Fishery is the latest benefactor to an upgraded foundation. Took a hike up into the Whaleback Natural Area… Read more »

Vol XXI – #34 – Hello Janice Sue

The Janice Sue is back in town! It was a dreary, rainy day today, so not worth too much effort looking for photos. I still managed to get things done. The address sign is almost done. This is a restoration of a sign Keith carved 20 years ago. I also cooked a burger that was accidentally shaped like Michigan. The… Read more »

Vol XXI – #32 – The “Otherside Shanty” Returns

It was a beautiful, windless day in Leland. Perfect for the return flight of the Otherside Shanty to its new foundation! A couple of “before” photos are below, one from this morning and one from December 2020 when the Shanty was lifted from its old pilings. Congratulations to #Fishtown Preservation and Biggs Construction and Kasson Contracting and all who contributed… Read more »

Vol XXI – #22 – Happy 4th of July

Above are photos from 4th of Julys past. The top is one Christy Edwards captured as Keith was walking up and down the parade route in 2015. The one above was taken by Keith the same day. A lot has changed in a year. No parade or fireworks this year, but things look good for next year. Biscuit the statue… Read more »