Fish Town

Over Labor Day weekend, Mr. Wonderful and I visited Fish Town in Leland, Michigan. Here is a blurb from the web site which explains better than I can.

Northern Michigan’s commercial fishing heritage remains alive today in Leland’s Fishtown! Walk along the docks, amongst the weathered fishing shanties, smokehouses, racks of drying fishing nets, and fish tugs on the Leland River, and you can imagine what it would have been like in the early 1900s to live and work in this small fishing village, nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan. Fishtown still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing villages in the state of Michigan. 

It is a very picturesque place to visit. Here are some photos I took. 

It was actually quite crowded and took some waiting and cropping to get photos without people!

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
This entry was posted in Photography, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Fish Town

  1. Julierose says:

    Lovely B&W photos–my favorite!! I especially like the one of those fishing nets drying…hugs, Julierose

  2. anudge says:

    Thanks for the travelogue. Those are always fun.

  3. Sandi says:

    I love the black white photos! What a neat looking place. Hugs,

  4. Val W says:

    Looks very vintage in black and white photos. An Ansel Adams Fishtown calendar in the making!

  5. Interesting. I’ve never heard of it. Are those fishing nets wound on the giant spools? And are they still being used?

  6. Zenda says:

    We’ve been to Leland. It’s a neat place and the fish sandwiches are delicious! Great shots!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s