Category Archives: Fishtown

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 »

Vol XXI – #21 – Tribute to Biscuit

Summer Meyer at Fishtown Preservation spearheaded an beautiful tribute to our dear departed Biscuit with a silhouette metal cut out by Geoff Niessink. The tag on his collar says, “In honor of all dogs who love and have loved Fishtown”. Amanda Holmes unveiled it with a very kind speech in front a small crowd of friends. Biscuit will be down… Read more »

Vol XXI – #19 – Out on the Red Jacket

A rare opportunity presented itself yesterday when our own Meggen’s father David Watt asked if I wanted a ride on the Red Jacket, a trawler he brought down from the U.P. I’m not going to pass up that opportunity! What a fantastic ride up the North shore to Onominee Beach and back. Calm seas and a beautiful sunset to end… Read more »

Vol XXI – #18 – Weather is Good for the Art Shanty

What a difference a day makes. Cloudy and cold yesterday opened up to sunny and a bit warmer today. Water is still nice enough to take a dip in the morning. The Harbor is also back in action. This is Erin Ledyard’s last day in Fishtown in the Art Shanty today so be sure to visit to see her fabulous… Read more »

Vol XXI – #17 – Sunset in the Harbor

Our picture perfect day yesterday turned into a picture perfect sunset. I joined a bunch of people gathered along the North Beach shoreline to enjoy the show. Jim will be in Fishtown in the Art Shanty (under Haystacks in the old Leland Gal spot) from 6/29-7/5 with canvas, metal, and framed prints and puzzles and these cool little acrylic blocks…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #16 – In Town

Another picture perfect day today. A good day to take a long lunch and boat into town for some ice cream at the Harbor House. Jim will be in Fishtown in the Art Shanty (under Haystacks in the old Leland Gal spot) from 6/29-7/5 with canvas, metal, and framed prints and puzzles and these cool little acrylic blocks. We’ll also… Read more »

Vol XXI – #14 – Almost a week later

Jim will be in Fishtown in the Art Shanty (under Haystacks in the old Leland Gal spot) from 6/29-7/5 with canvas, metal, and framed prints and puzzles and these cool little acrylic blocks. We’ll also have some Keith Burnham Leland series pen and ink prints. Thank you to Mark Smith who reminded me today that there were still some Lady… Read more »