Category Archives: Lake Michigan

Vol XXI – #24 – Fishtales for the Win

Mike Fisher and crew brought home a first place finish in Section 2 Mackinac Cup Division of the 112th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac with their boat Fishtales out of Lake Leelanau! I have the pleasure of knowing two of the crew, his son Judd and Frank Petty and we couldn’t be more proud of this band of renegades!… Read more »

Vol XXI – #23 – Good Harbor Hike

Always interesting running into people on Good Harbor beach. And we didn’t actually accidentally run into them. We just couldn’t avoid this cute little Aussie puppy when she ran up to us. John and Pam from Glen Arbor stopped us from running away with Giselle. 🙂 After posing with the puppy, we headed up the beach and onto the forest… Read more »

Vol XXI – #6 -Snow Gauge Contest Results

Today’s main photo is by Mark Smith. He said that day was beautiful, but a bit chilly! The one above is from Keith’s 2017 May Archives. From what I saw on Instagram, you had a light dusting of snow, but not really enough to budge the snow gauge chart up at all. Final reading is 64.1″ for the season, which… Read more »

Vol XXI – #5 -Earth Day

Starting with Rachel Carson’s bestselling novel Silent Spring in 1962, the modern environmental movement began. The first Earth Day followed in 1970 as a global movement to stem the tide of pollution and damage we cause to this planet on a daily basis. The images today are from Keith’s 1970’s archives to  celebrate the first Earth Day. See the history… Read more »

Vol XXI – #4 -A Tale of a Table

Jim Carpenter posted the lead photo back in 2016 of the picnic table that used to be on the shore on South Beach. I came across the same table in November 2019 and found its legs were frozen into the beach. The plan was to come back when the sand was not frozen solid and dig it out. I passed… Read more »

Vol XXI – #3 -Hiking Kettles Trail and Bohemian Rd Beach

Took a hike through a now defrosted Kettles Trail with my daughter. The last hike was so icy, I seemed to be a much longer trail. But I also found I went off the trail on one part, following other’s footsteps in the snow and thinking, “Wow, this is a really steep and difficult trail!” Now I find I was… Read more »

Vol. XX – #265- Drone Up at Peterson Park

(Report by Jim) I got the Leland Report jeep out on the road for the first time in a while! I took the drone up to Peterson Park up in Northport after the winds finally died down a little. After that, I headed down to the beach for some long exposure wave action. I’m heading back to Illinois tomorrow, thanks… 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 – #262- Coast Guard Flyover

(Report by Jim) The breakwall is sporting it’s seasonal blanket of melting icepack while the lake level is noticeable lower compared to the last time I took this photo of Hall’s Shanty, by at least a foot! I’m sure he is relieved, hopefully when it goers up again this Summer, it does not match the level from last year. While… Read more »

Vol. XX – #261- 31 and 22

(Report by Jim) I managed to turn an eight hour drive into a 11 hour drive again. I usually am up in the Grand Haven, Manistee and Ludington lighthouse areas around the mid-afternoon and Frankfort and Point Betsie by sunset. Even when there are no clouds, there are images to be found. I’ve been to Big Sable Light a couple… Read more »