Category Archives: Vintage

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 – #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 – #214 – Old Leland

(Report by Jim) Today’s photos older than most of the early 1900s shots we’ve shown here. These are part of a collection that Marv Anderson let me scan many years ago. I thought these might be Beebe images (possibly the Glen Arbor shot below), but the handwriting is different. Though I think these are too early to be Erhardt Peters…. Read more »

Vol. XX – #210 – Some History by Erhardt Peters

(Report by Jim) Happy Halloween! Hope everyone is enjoying the Blue Moon and having as much fun as you can during these trying times. I remembered we haven’t shown any Erhardt Peters photos in a while. These are prints that are part of the collection of 778 photos we helped raise funds to purchase as a donation to the Leelanau… Read more »

Vol. XX – #206 – Cooling down

(Report by Jim) This is a reminder that Carlson’s last day of 2020 will be this Sunday, 10/25! Get on down to Fishtown and pick something up. And stop by and say hello to anyone who is still open this weekend.   The Leland Report 2021 Calendar is shipping now, get them while they last! Get your 2021 Leland Report… Read more »

Vol. XX – #205 – 1928 Presidential Election

(Report by Jim) First, this is not an invitation to comment on the current election, but if you have any tidbits on the listed election or other historical elections, you may bring them up! Here are a few items from the 10/18/28 edition of the Leelanau Enterprise. This issue covered the 1928 campaign of Herbert Hoover vs. Al Smith.  It… Read more »

Vol XX – #079 More From the Enterprise 1934

(Report by Jim) Today’s report is from Leelanau Enterprise, Aug 2, 1934. What caught my eye was an ad offering “RIDES on Lake Michigan” given by none other than our favorite historical photographer, Erhardt Peters! Don’t forget the welding offered by Van’s Garage, just dial 22F2-1. Also, a harrowing tale of some kids capsizing a canoe a couple of miles… Read more »

Vol XIX – #334 -Blast From the Past #1 6-4-1925

(Report by Jim) Today is our first Blast From the Past featuring the Leelanau Enterprise from the early part of the 20th century. Today is 6/4/1925. There was an entire page dedicated to the benefits of the “electrification” of farms. The Leland baseball team exacted revenge on Northport 7-3 with Nedow and C. Carlson in “good form”. Stander Motor Co…. Read more »