Boathouse Blues by Mark Smith

Boathouse Blues

An absolutely stunning photo of the boathouse in the Leland River that Mark captured almost two years ago.
Blizzard at the Maritime Academy by John Russell

Northern Michigan photographer John Russell's new book

The Traverse City Record-Eagle has a great feature on a new book from longtime area photojournalist John Russell.
Graveyard Shoals" Wreck of the SS Francisco Morazan by Michigan Nut Photography

Morazan Memories

Emily Tyra has a nice feature in the Leelanau Ticker about the wreck of the Francisco Morazan 61 years ago today.
Boathouse on Leelanau by Francois

The tale of the Lake Leelanau Monster

We hope you enjoy the story from the early 1900s of young William Gauthier's encounter with a strange creature on North Lake Leelanau!
The North Manitou Shoal Light - Tour the Crib

Tour the Crib! North Manitou Lightkeepers offering tours

Trips leave from Leland harbor on a charter fishing boat, captained by Jim Muñoz. At this point, tours are open to members who have signed up to support the North Manitou Light Keepers’ restoration effort.
Lake Michigan ... Chi-Mac race '09 by Ken Scott Photography

2021 Chicago to Mackinac Race kicks off Friday!

This Friday (July 16) will be the 112th annual, and 240 entrants will start from Chicago's Navy Pier on the 289 nautical mile journey to Mackinac Island.
Cruise Leelanau - Leland Boat Tours

Cruise Lake Leelanau from Leland!

Cruise Leelanau is a boat excursion where people can relax on his electric cruise A Lake Trick and enjoy the beautiful sights Lake Leelanau and the Leland River have to offer.
Wreck of the Westmoreland by Chris Roxburgh

Diving the Westmoreland Shipwreck

The Westmoreland is a 160-foot passenger steamer sank more than 150 years ago in the icy waters off what is known now as the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Fishtown's Joy by Mark Smith

Commercial fish producers file lawsuit against DNR

The Leelanau Ticker reports that the Michigan Fish Producers Association (MFPA) has filed a class action lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to protect the future commercial fishing in Leland’s Fishtown and the rest of the Great Lakes.

Boating clarified under Michigan's Covid-19 Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Covid-19 Executive Order for Michigan until April 30th. Clarifications were also issued in a FAQ including that powered boating doesn't constitute “outdoor activity” under the new executive order.

Learn About Leelanau Shipwrecks on Feb 21st

Wreck of the Flora in Northport by Chris Doyal Grand Traverse…

Digging Deep for the Leland Harbor

High and Dry, photo by Mark Smith Here's a cool shot…