June 14th, 2016 – Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island – Michigan

We took a ferry to Mackinac Island today.  It is very quaint and we can see where vacations here would be very relaxing.  A unique local ordinance prohibits the use of any motor vehicles on the island. The most common means of travel are foot, bicycle, or horseback.  Mackinac Island is home to the famed Grand Hotel (2nd picture). The 1980 movie Somewhere in Time was filmed here.

We chose to walk around the island to get our exercise for the day.  The 4th picture is Fort Mackinac  a former British and American military outpost garrisoned from the late 18th century to the late 19th century.  The British built the fort during the American Revolutionary War and did not relinquish the fort to the Americans until fifteen years after American independence.  Fort Mackinac later became the scene of two strategic battles for control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.  Leslie wanted to pet the horses all the time, but as they were working she restrained herself.  The 11th picture is Arch Rock.  It is a natural limestone arch formed during the Nipissing post-glacial period, a period of high Lake Huron levels following the end of the Wisconsin glaciation.

The last 5 pictures are from Mackinaw City.  The first lighthouse is Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and the next one is McGulpin Point Lighthouse.  Mackinac Point marks the junction of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.  The bridge is the Mackinac Bridge  a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan. Opened in 1957, the 26,372-foot bridge is the world’s 16th-longest in total suspension and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western hemisphere.


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2 thoughts on “June 14th, 2016 – Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island – Michigan

  1. Steve

    Good pictures! Instead of Name That Tune, you’re asking us to Name That Flower? Okay. In order of appearance: Bachelor’s Button; Honeysuckle; Poppy; Purple Allium; and, White Allium. Boy, Merlin sure is one lucky dog!

  2. Cathy

    Love ALL your photos and have saved some of them…getting vicarious pleasure from all your travels. Thanks for sharing…Hugs to both of you and Merlin too!!!

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