Fishtown Winter

Leland’s Fishtown historic district still floats in winter. A fishing tug is tied up to the south dock near the mouth of the river. Lake Michigan lurks off the boat’s bow. Leland just last week announced it will purchase a dredge so it can reopen the harbor this spring. Sand has been drifting in, and federal funding that previously helped pay for dredging dried up. The harbormaster said a midwinter storm brought in enough sand to close the harbor. Dredging should reopen it this spring and allow ferries to run to the Manitou Islands in 2017.


All images on this website are copyright Daniel C. Nielsen,


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