Category Archives: Harbor

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. 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 – #264- Gale Force

(Report by Jim) One shot tonight (actually, two). Gale force winds down at the harbor this morning, Leland Lodge for dinner in the evening. If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.com  OR post it to our Facebook Page @theLelandReport.

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 – #208 – Thank you

(Report by Jim) Thank you to everyone for their well-wishes to Keith! He’s recovering from some jaw surgery and so I have been trying to fill in from Illinois. I do have some help coming, though in the form of some friends and photographers, Mark Smith and Sheen Watkins, who, in addition to Meggen on Mondays, will be sharing their… Read more »