Mackinaw City


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Mackinaw City

(măk`ənô'), resort village (1990 pop. 875), Cheboygan and Emmet counties, N Mich., on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac; settled 1681, inc. 1882. The region was well traveled by traders, missionaries, and explorers during the 17th and 18th cent. French troops, sent to garrison Fort Michilimackinac in 1715, remained for several years until the fort was occupied by British forces. A reconstructed stockade of the fort is in Michilimackinac State Park, and other state parks are nearby. Mackinaw City is linked with the Upper Peninsula by the Mackinac Straits Bridge (opened 1957) and with the summer resort of Mackinac Island by passenger ferry.
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Just as its name indicates, the gravel-and-cinder 35-mile trail connects Mackinaw City and Petoskey, passing through many quaint villages, including Levering, Pellston, Brutus, Alanson, and Conway.
The action would provide for the safety of life and protection of property on the navigable waters near Mackinaw City, the Coast Guard said in its posting.
455 - King Gaiseric & the Vandals sack Rome - city looted for 14 days 1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Fort Michilimackinac was captured by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
Disturbingly, under almost any of the 840 spill scenarios, Michigan's Mackinac and Bois Blanc Islands, and the Mackinaw City shoreline, are under the gun.
Presently, the company is fielding participants to take part in the world record-setting attempt, scheduled to take place on August 3 in Mackinaw City, Michigan.
His childhood interest in natural history was nurtured at his family's cottage in Mackinaw City, MI, where he spent summers collecting plants, caterpillars, butterflies, and moths.
In Michigan we left the RV in Mackinaw City to catch the ferry across to Mackinac Island for the day.
Led by two fire trucks, the nearly half-mile long procession got underway just after noon, passing first through Mackinaw City. As drivers crossed the bridge, they were treated to a breathtaking view of the Great Lakes.
In addition Honor, Interlochen, Kalkaska, Kewadin, Kingsley, Lake Ann, Le Roy, Leelanau Shores, Levering, Mackinaw City, Mancelona, Manistee, Manton, Mayfield, Mesick, Oden, Omena, Pellston, Petoskey, Rapid City, Reed City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, South Boardman, Stronach, Suttons Bay, Thompsonville, Tustin and Torch Lake are also now equipped with the service.
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In addition, Consumers Energy purchases electricity for the program generated by two wind turbines near Mackinaw City. Consumers Energy also has entered into contracts with other wind-generation projects that are in various stages of development.
The most common is one of the many ferry services offering frequent departures from Mackinaw City in the Lower Peninsula (LP), or St.