Fishtown, located in Leland, Michigan, still operates as one of the only working commercial fishing villages left in the state of Michigan. Walking along the docks among the weathered fishing shanties and smokehouses with racks of drying fishing nets and fishing tugs floating on the Leland River, it is easy to imagine what it would have been like in the early 1900s.
Fishtown was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Copyright 2016 Susan Rissi Tregoning
March 24th, 2016
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