Harbor Town Raises Money, Purchases New Wolverine Dredge after Government Funding Falls Short
Leland, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, is one of the jewel communities of the state’s Northern Lower Peninsula. Originally developed in the 1800s as a port for the iron mining and lumber industries in the area, which used Lake Michigan as a water route to the Port of Chicago, Leland was an important cog in the Michigan economy. Over the past century, Leland’s role along Lake Michigan changed, and it became a summer boating Mecca and a harbor of refuge during inclement weather for boaters on Lake Michigan. Today the Leland Harbor Marina, built in 1966, is surrounded by local shops and restaurants, and is in great demand for local and visiting boaters.