Caption: Micrograph of the sensor circuit and a prototype 1 sensor packaged in a protective box to sustain the harsh environment at the Mackinac Bridge
Merit's goal was to 'future proof' the network by acquiring fiber across the U.P and the Mackinac Bridge
. "Merit has met this commitment," said Mary Eileen McLaughlin, Merit's Chief Technical Officer.
The island offers much to do and see, ranging from historic churches and hotels to a scenic state park, a diverse ecosystem, a nine-hole golf course, and an old fort that provides a breathtaking view of Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge
4 and, "Deer Hunters Looking Forward to Mackinac Bridge
," Lansing Labor News (November 7, 1958), p.
Ford from 1976 to 1977, was nominated as Ronald Reagan's running mate at the Republican National Convention in Detroit in 1980, became the last Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan in 28 years in the 1988 election, and remains the only president to participate in the Great Lakes State's annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge
A Republican-backed bill to be considered during a lame-duck legislative session resuming Tuesday would designate the Mackinac Bridge
Authority as owner of the tunnel, with responsibility for overseeing construction and managing its operations while leasing it to Enbridge and other potential users, such as electric cable companies.
A rare display of moving colors greeted motorists in northern Michigan last September, when more than 560 tractors crossed the Mackinac Bridge
into Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Floating peacefully in another era, Mackinac (pronounced "Mackinaw") Island is located in Lake Huron, between Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas, with Lake Michigan visible on the other side of the Mackinac Bridge
. No motorized conveyances are allowed on the island, except for emergency vehicles.
Legend has it that the area was enjoyed by railroad workers and their families before the Mackinac Bridge
was built; today, the lake is a haven for year-round recreation-seekers, especially those fishing for bass, pike, walleye, bluegill, and perch.
"If they think I or any member of the Mackinac Bridge
Authority can be given an agreement with absolutely no negotiations or discussions with Enbridge and have it resolved within a couple weeks, there's no way that's possible," he said.