Category Archives: Harbor

Vol XXI – #47- Big City on the Bay

The sun finally came out and stayed out all day. I needed a 16″ water supply hose today and the only place open was in Traverse City, so I headed south, stopping by some scenic views along the way. I headed first to the Lake Leelanau Narrows bridge, then to get the hose, then up to where the Schooner Manitou… 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 – #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 – #31 – The 2022 Calendar

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available to pre-order at the link below (ships middle of October). $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham. Click here to go to the Calendar order page Thanks to everyone who has supported our project… Read more »

Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to… Read more »

Vol XXI – #29 – Starry Morning

I woke up early this morning not intending to take photos outside, but I stepped out on the deck and looked up and couldn’t help it. Clouds and stars are a irresistible combination. Later, I checked the webcam on Manitou Island Transit and saw another irresistible combination, Lake Michigan, clouds and sunset, with some surfers thrown in for good measure…. 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 »