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 kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Fish Town

  1. Zenda says:

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

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

  3. Val W says:

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

  4. Sandi says:

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

  5. anudge says:

    Thanks for the travelogue. Those are always fun.

  6. Julierose says:

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

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