Category Archives: Lake Leelanau (the lake)

Vol XVIII – #119 – A Perfect Fishtown Day

Today is one of those days that the clouds rule the sky.   (Jim) I took a break today and drove over to Fudgie Beach to catch a Cumulus forming over Lake Leelanau. I heard this storm produced heavy rains and lightning in Traverse City. This is all we got, shame. ūüėȬ†  

Vol XVIII – #118 – Sailing Day

  A nice day for a sail with friends. Made it all the way to Robinsons Bay from the North end in an hour when the wind just decided to go somewhere else. Dead calm and a mile from home. Being close to sunset, we were running out of time to get back up to the North end when who… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #113 – Leland Clouds Pass Through My Life

  Keith is taking it easy this week so I am filling in from Illinois. I will be up in Leland all next week to bring you the Leland Report but seeing as I think I have a few hairline fractures in my toes, I will not be reporting from any trails. You might see some from a sailboat, however…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #112 – Jim’s Monday

Meggen is on the road today, so we are doing a “Throw-Back Monday” for you. (Jim) The main photo is the Powerhouse that existed before the Cove. The second shot is¬†a Walter McCord photo¬†of the old Powerhouse from the bridge side. The third is a later view of the dam from the bridge in 1960 before the Cove or Falling… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #109 – July 1960

The summer of 1960, my first visit to Leland. Newly engaged, my fiancee’s mother, Mrs Remi J. Gits had invited me to Leland. Jack Larson driving, we picked up Joanne at the Northern Trust, downtown Chicago.¬† She had caught a forger that morning.¬†7 hours¬† later arrived in Leland. Our first stop was a tavern named “The Bluebird”.      … Read more »

Vol XVIII – #108 – Throw Back Thursday

Life on the lake. Not much has changed in 100 years. I guess the one thing that changed is that you don’t build boathouses on the lake. The winter ice turns concrete to rubble and bends steel. You can tell where this is with Whaleback in the background. This is Maro the Magician’s dock with Mrs Maro. Not sure whose… Read more »