On June 30, we’re meeting in Fishtown for a summertime celebration and fundraiser. Click for more info…
Fishtown 5K Registration Is Open!
Join us on July 25 for our fun, family-friendly annual event. All are welcome. Click for more…
Our Fishtown 2014 Video!
Click here to see Fishtown through all of our eyes…
Construction in Fishtown Continues
Even though we’re freezing! Click for more…
Fishtown is spending the winter under construction. Click to see more…
Thanks to the EMU 2013 Historic Preservation Program!
Fishtown: Now in book form
FIshtown ... a whole world
How Can I Help?We're Preserving the Past, Present and Future of Fishtown. We Are Fishtown Preservation.
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.
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.
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.
Join us on July 25 at 9:00 AM for a fun, family-friendly event. Our beautiful course winds through Leland’s neighborhoods and along the Leland River, starting and finishing in the heart of Fishtown. Easy climbs and graceful descents make this an event for the serious runner or the whole family! Runners, walkers, strollers, and leashed […]
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how Fishtown Preservation does its crucial work of preserving and protecting Leland’s historic fishing village? Are you interested in history, fishing, community-building, or nonprofits? Are you a current college student planning to enter your junior or senior year in the fall of 2015? Do you want your […]
With the help of dedicated volunteers, recycling support from Bay Area Recycling for Charities, electronic chip timing from Endurance Evolution of Traverse City, and nearly 450 runners and walkers, this year’s event was a resounding success!