Vol XVII – #029 – Wind and Clouds Rule

The morning began with an east wind at 2 mph, currently gusting over 35 mph. Blue skies, light rain and incredible cloud formations. The following entries were the closest to the snow gauge measurement at Leif’s Tileart studio in Sutton’s Bay without going over.   Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! See you next year!… Read more »

Winners of the 2016-17 Snow Gauge Contest

Winter16-17The following entries were the closest to the snow gauge measurement at Leif’s Tileart studio in Sutton’s Bay without going over.  

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! See you next year!

First Place

Rebecca Reynolds with a guess of 144″
Rebecca wins a custom made Leif Spork tile with the final snow tally of the season included on it (Design in progress) 

Second Place

Allen Northcutt with a guess of 139″
Allen wins a choice of an signed 11×14 print of his choosing or one of Keith Burnham’s pen and ink prints of Fishtown

Third Place

Matt Burnheimer with a guess of 135.5″
Matt gets a one of a kind Leland Report mug with his choice of Leland scenes.

Vol XVII – #025 – Then What Was It?

(Report by Jim) Filling in this last week lets me go back to all the archive photos I’ve scanned over the years. I scanned the thousand original Erhardt Peters negatives and photos that we helped secure for the museum. I scanned a stack for Marv Anderson and Frank Mead and Walter McCord when he was still with us. The photos… Read more »

Vol XVII – #024 – It Was What It Was

(Report by Jim) In honor of Earth Day, we go back to March of 2003, when I was still shooting film. These is the first time I ever saw the “Ice Caves” up near Northport. The earth serves up some marvelous artwork day after day, year after year, century after century. I think it requires us to respect it enough… Read more »

Vol XVII – #023 – Diversions, Reflections, Cheese, Spörck and Snow

(Report by Jim)  In celebration of Fishtown opening up for the season, I am going back in time to the incredible record snow of 2013-14. This is what it looked like IN MARCH. We predicted an average if not low year that season and boy, were we off. The winner of the contest won with the highest guess out of… Read more »

Vol XVII – #022 – What Lies Beneath

(Report by Jim)  This image is from 2/28/2012. Old shipwreck wood on none other than Van’s Beach. But it’s covered up now. Lake Michigan was pretty low on this date. From the year 2000 through 2012, the level of Lake Michigan and Huron was below the historical mean level after being at a 10 year high in 1998. In 2013… Read more »