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Monday, September 30, 2013

Leland, MI. And Property On Big Glen Lake,

                       Sunday 9/15/2013



This is Joe writing; Diane wanted to do dishes and watch Dancing With the Stars on TV so she asked me to help out with the blog, as I don't like to do dishes. Today is our last day at Empire, Mi. We drove up Hwy. 22 towards the town of Leland on the peninsula on the west arm of Grand Traverse Bay.

Leland was established in 1883. It sits on the mouth of the Leland River. It has ferry boats that will take you to either of the Manitou Islands.

When we arrived in Leland, we spotted this side street going down to the marina/harbor. This is the historic Fishtown. It is some of the original old buildings from the days when fishermen would bring in their catch. Now these old buildings have been converted into shops for the tourists.
Check out this Fish weather vain. It points the way the wind is blowing. It also indicates where the fresh and smoked fish shop is located. This is where I like to shop. I have definitely acquired a taste for smoked fish.
Behind some of the shops I discover a river that flows through town and into the harbor and out to Lake Michigan.
This interesting fish tug, "Janice Sue" was tied up in the river.

These fishing nets hung out to dry. I don't know if they were actually used or were just decorations.
Behind the fish shop I found the smoker room.
This is the harbor/marina going out to the lake.
Diane liked this fish tug "Joy" because of its name.
They have charter fishing boats to take you out fishing on the lake.
I pose for the camera next to this large anchor.
Small docks line the river that flows to the lake. Unfortunately there is a small dam between here and the harbor. So these boats can only go to Lake Michigan, not Lake Leland.
This is the river above the dam. The boats on this side can go to Lake Leland

A view of the small 2033 population town of Leland.
This tree is called the "Champion" is estimated to be 109 years old. November 2011, because it was losing more and more branches, and having trouble to leaf out.
We left town and drove stopped to see North Lake Leelanau. We had seen South Lake Leelanau, while staying in Traverse City. We found this small park to check out the lake. This lake is 2,913 acres, with an average depth of 40 feet and a maximum depth of 121 feet.
Looking up the lake. See how clear the water is.
On our way back home to Empire I noticed a store bought "For Sale" sign along the main road running behind Big Glen Lake. I turned down the little road which lead into a private neighborhood lane. This is the house that was for sale. I called the listing agent and he told me about it and said we could walk around and check it out as no one is currently living in it. It was built in the 40's and remodeled in the 60's. As he said, it is really just a cabin not a nice house.
Picture from the driveway.
Picture of the garage.
Picture of the Big Glen Lake from the deck on the back of the house.
Back of the house, picture taken from the water's edge. All this for only $995,000.
After leaving the house we continued to drive around Big Glen Lake. We found a park with a public dock we could walk out on.
Swimming pool clear water.
Back in Empire we picked up some groceries and stopped at this antique and furniture store.

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