Tag Archives: commercial fishing

Vol XVIII – #146 – After the Next Day Storm

      Yesterday at dinnertime, another thunder and lightning storm roared through with winds gusting to 65 mph. Thousands out of power, many until Friday.       Happy birthday to our granddaughter Meredith! Jumping into 15!      

Vol XVIII – #144 – Meggen’s Monday

  On Saturday, I headed over to Good Harbor beach (651) because it looked like the northern lights just might be putting on a display. It was also cloudy with an almost-full moon illuminating the night sky. It was a quintessential up north evening, with a calm Lake Michigan, and a perfect moment for a beach bonfire and conversation. I… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #124 – Meggen’s Monday

How’s the fishing? That’s what a lot of people ask Joel Petersen, captain of Fishtown Preservation’s Joy. This time of year, when the water is warm, it’s a little slower (this is normal). It’ll pick back up in the fall. Photos by Meggen last week, while on vacation.         

Vol XVIII – #101 The Fate of the Diamond

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) There is an old superstition that it is bad luck to rename a boat. But, there are ways to avoid your fate if you follow certain rituals. According to the website 321boatclub.com, this is how you handle it: Historically it’s been considered bad luck to change… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #100 – From the Lens of Erhardt Peters

(Keith is still a bit under the weather so Jim is filling in again today) An action shot by Erhardt Peters of the legendary George Cook on the Why Not. This rare one has Erhardt’s notes on it. The two above are the Irene and the Sambo. Below, the Janice Sue and the Joy. Today is a day for looking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #67 – Grey and Cold

(Report by Jim) Still unseasonably cold…but better! We put the boat in for the first time in a couple years and though the photo is pretty blah, I was in a boat on Lake Leelanau, so it wasn’t all that bad. Not until it started raining, of course! But I was safe with my Coast Guard approved signal orange life… Read more »