Category Archives: Fishtown

Vol. XX – #234 – A Slow Day

(Report by Jim) Most of the snow that fell yesterday is gone now with the rain today. I’m getting the snow gauge contest ready to go for the 20-21 season. Check out the Extras menu on Friday to enter. Check your almanac, read some tea leaves, consult your local psychic, but odds are they will all be wrong! Last year’s… Read more »

Vol. XX – #231 – 2021 Calendar

  (Report by Jim) At this point, I can’t guarantee calendars will make it anywhere before Christmas, especially this year. I purposely bought less knowing sales would be lackluster, but I still have a bunch ready to go. You can get a calendar at Leelanau Books in Leland or online Get your 2021 Leland Report Calendar Online Here’s a summary… Read more »

Vol. XX – #230 – Low Water Time

(Report by Jim) Today’s Report is a throwback to 2011 when the water was low enough you had to jump down onto the deck of the Joy. There was also a shoreline!. Biscuit enjoyed those days, but he does not get down to the beach as much anymore. You probably have noticed a decline in the daily reports. After 20… Read more »

Vol. XX – #228 – Keeping It Cold

(Report by Jim) I know this is off-season, but what this year is normal, right? I was reading an old Leelanau Enterprise from Feb 9, 1928 and it mentioned the annual “ice cuttng bee”. That reminded me of some old Erhardt Peters pics that I have from the Museum acquisition we helped with many years ago. Ice was carved out… Read more »

Vol. XX – #227 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s not every day you get to see a building fly through the air. Last Thursday, Dec. 3rd, the Biggs Contruction – Team Elmers – Kasson Contractors group of professionals succeeded in relocating the “Otherside Shanty” to dry land so the foundation can be refurbished and elevated safely above the high water mark. It was quite an orchestration. Fishtown Preservation… Read more »

Vol. XX – #220 – Morris Shanty Moved Back

(Report by Jim) My original post was overridden by news that the Morris Shanty was going to be moved back over to it’s new platform on the South side of the river. I headed down and set up a timelapse in the same place I set up the Cheese Shanty camera, but pointed across the river this time. Again, hats… Read more »

Vol. XX – #210 – Some History by Erhardt Peters

(Report by Jim) Happy Halloween! Hope everyone is enjoying the Blue Moon and having as much fun as you can during these trying times. I remembered we haven’t shown any Erhardt Peters photos in a while. These are prints that are part of the collection of 778 photos we helped raise funds to purchase as a donation to the Leelanau… Read more »