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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.
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.