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 one of the only places where we can see and feel a  connection to the long tradition of Great Lakes maritime culture.


“Wisconsin and Michigan share their Great Lakes commercial fishing heritage,
and it is wonderful that the Jeffris Family Foundation recognizes the value of
Fishtown as a rare historic resource.”

Amanda Holmes

Executive Director,
Fishtown Preservation Society