We’re looking to add a new member to our team at the Fishtown Preservation Society. The Operations Manager will work in close collaboration with our Executive Director to oversee the operations of the office and the Fishtown site.
Who We Are
Fishtown is a collection of weathered fishing shanties, smokehouses, overhanging docks, fish tugs and charter boats along the Leland River in Leland, Michigan. The heart of a commercial fishing village, Fishtown is where we can still see and feel a connection to the long tradition of Great Lakes maritime culture.Learn More
What We Do
Fishtown Preservation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historical integrity of Fishtown and ensuring that it continues as a publicly accessible and authentic connection to local and regional history, Great Lakes commercial fishing, and maritime traditions and experiences.Learn More
You Can Help
Few places are as real as Fishtown. Here we can preserve a living link to a long Great Lakes maritime heritage, as well as to our own families and memories. We want to ensure that Fishtown remains alive for future generations. Your participation will make all the difference for Fishtown.Learn More
“Fishtown: Leland, Michigan’s Historic Fishery” published by the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS) has just been named a 2013 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.
Don’t change anything. Many people—maybe most—thought that was our mission when the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS) purchased the core historic part of Fishtown in February 2007.
All of us knitters easily agreed that to help preserve Fishtown also meant to help preserve the health of all of Leelanau County, a place we all love. We are proud to have been able to contribute at least ten thousand dollars so far to projects in our community and to donate items not sold to other organizations for their use.
Bill Carlson, who has operated the historic fishery in Leland’s Fishtown since the late 1960’s, and his wife, Jennifer, have sold the business to the fifth generation of the Carlson family. The Carlsons have been fishing out of Leland since the early 1900’s. The buyer is a new enterprise organized by Nels Carlson, Bill’s nephew, […]
The next time you are in Fishtown look for one of Fishtown Preservation’s new self-guided walking tours. The tours will be available year round at the Wayfinding Station in front of the small smokehouse