Category Archives: Fishtown

Vol XXI – #12 – Lake is Calm, Town is Full

So, last time (two weeks ago) I said warmer weather was moving in. I was kind of right, but it was short lived. We drove in at 1am and it was 31F. This morning, it was also below freezing, but both days it warmed up enough to put the boat in for the season and take a ride. I will… Read more »

Vol XXI – #6 -Snow Gauge Contest Results

Today’s main photo is by Mark Smith. He said that day was beautiful, but a bit chilly! The one above is from Keith’s 2017 May Archives. From what I saw on Instagram, you had a light dusting of snow, but not really enough to budge the snow gauge chart up at all. Final reading is 64.1″ for the season, which… Read more »

Vol XXI – #2 – Beach Shadows and Waning Spring Ice

North Beach shadows and waning ice. In the spring, the sun shines one one side of the driftwood on the breakwall, leaving the other side in shadow. The shadow side melts last, leaving a nicely framed outline of the driftwood. The main photo just looked like a howling wolf.

Vol XXI – #1 – Into the 21st Year

Into our 21st year. So, technically, this it the 20th anniversary of the Leland Report! It has been a beautiful ride to this point and no doubt you have seen the changes. We are currently looking at what the Leland Report is going to look like going forward. I am in the process of relocating to Leland, and whether that… Read more »

Vol. XX – #268- From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

A couple of oldies, but goodies! From the lens of Erhardt Peters way up above Lake Leelanau looking West, date unknown, but you can plainly see the foundry in the background across the river. In the aerial photo, you can see the undeveloped land along the river and the golf course. The view below of Fishtown from Pearl St. Snowfall… Read more »

Vol. XX – #250- White Diamond

(Report by Jim, 1/28/21) Another milestone reached! Our Leland Reporter Keith is celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary with Mrs. Leland Reporter Joanne. Can’t think of a better place to celebrate it. Congratulations! BTW, I am the cute one in the photo below. You can’t miss me. 😀  Sugar Loaf in the early 1970s. I must have been schussing. Yeah, I… Read more »

Vol. XX – #249- Meggen’s Monday

A couple of sunset photos from Meggen for Monday’s Leland Report. I’m including Jim’s report below from a couple of days ago because it is important to be aware of the struggle facing the commercial fishery, and be in contact with your representatives voicing support. I firmly believe the Great Lakes are big enough for the continuity of all forms… Read more »

Vol. XX – #248- Commercial Fishing

(Report by Jim) If you were not aware, there is a struggle going on in the Michigan Legislature regarding commercial fishing rights on Lake Michigan. It could possibly mean the end of commercial fishing in Leland. Please read about the current situation and do what you can to pressure your representatives to do the right thing for the remaining family-owned… Read more »

Vol. XX – #238- Meggen’s Monday

  A couple of years ago this heart appeared in Fishtown. Here’s a reprise of a number of photos in which that heart appears, and a friendly end-of-year nudge to consider the heartfelt moments of this year as we move onward to 2021… Best wishes!  The Leland Report 2021 Snow Gauge Contest   The Leland Report 2021 Calendar is shipping… Read more »