Category Archives: Lake Leelanau (the lake)

Vol XVIII – #69 – Wine Fest Tomorrow

(Report by Jim) Tents are up for the Wine Fest tomorrow. We may have put the boat in, but it’s coming out again with a bad bilge pump. Manitou Marine in Lake Leelanau is going to have a look-see. Who’s that in the back? It’s Leland Report Joanne! This little Red Squirrel posed for me today. I’m not good at… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #34 – Open Water

(Report by Jim) Looking at the North end of the lake today, there is still a small pocket of slush that will probably be gone by tomorrow. Today’s temps were in the lower 70s, but by 4pm the temperature dropped to 50. The ice on the breakwall in the photo below is slowly disappearing as well. The lines of sand… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #33 – Jim’s Tuesday

The winners of the 2017-18 Leif Sporck Snow Gauge Contest are: First Place: Bruce Dunn with a guess of 225″ (Wins a Sporck TileArt Tile of a LR photo) Second Place: Marcee Johnson with a guess of 222″ (Wins a LR print of her choice) Third Place: Karen Fredrickson with a guess of 215″ (Wins a LR photo mug) Congratulations… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #28 – Throwback Thursday

(Report by Jim) Many of you saw the old photo of the Waterboy on Instagram and Facebook today. It was great that all below (except the mysterious woman in the white scarf) were identified! I thought I would go back in time and pull out another Erhardt Peters photo. This one reminded me of the one we have in our… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #25 – Meggen’s Monday

It was a banner weekend up north! Shipping traffic on the Manitou Passage is back. Ever wonder which ship or freighter or tug you’re seeing, way off in the distance? My go-to website for that info is ais.boatnerd.com. Have a great and sunny Monday.    

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