Mackinaw Island Michigan

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Mackinaw island was first Europeanized in 1670, when a French Jesuit priest, Father Marquette, opened the first, albeit temporary mission. By 1781, the British took control and established a trading base. At the outbreak of the American Revolution, Fort Mackinac, a military fort was the subject of the first land battle of the War of [Read more …]

Mackinaw City Michigan

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Mackinaw Bridge Our next stop in Michigan was Mackinaw Island. But first we had to cross the Mackinaw Bridge that links the upper and lower Michigan peninsulas and go through Mackinaw City. The bridge, which at 8,614 feet, is the third longest suspension bridge in the world. It will sway up to 35 feet from [Read more …]