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... Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War. It was the site of two battles during the War of 1812.
In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. There are less than 500 people who live full-time on the ...
We made our way south to Mackinaw City which is at the northern tip of the Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the southern shore of the Straits of Mackinac. These two land masses are physically connected by the 8,614-foot (2,626 m) Mackinac Bridge. Opened in 1957, it is the world's 16th-longest in ...
Woke to find an overcast and very chilly day. Wind had a bite to it. It was 11 degrees C when we left the motel. Decided to go for plan B which was a tour of the western tip of the Lower Peninsular of Michigan rather than freezing on Mackinac Island.
Motel does not serve breakfast and the restaurant next door was not open at 7.30 even though they advertise breakfast on their website. Drove into St Ignace and found Java Joe's Cafe which has ...
... route south and first stop was Port Iroquois Light Station. We were able to walk to the top of the tower. Overcast day and view over Lake Superior was a little affected but still worth the walk up the 76 steps. Had passed lots of bike riders along the way and came across their support vehicles at the Light Station. Food and drinks were waiting for them. It was an organised bike holiday.
At Bay Mills we saw an interesting old Indian Cemetery ...
... the guest of honor was a gentleman that writes a Champagne newsletter to which the owner subscribes and his family. No less than 6 bottles of bubbles were opened, sampled and paired with appetizers of smoked salmon and local cheeses, a main course of wild mushroom fritatta with shaved truffle, that the owner annoyingly shared costs more than a month of my salary (Thanks, I want a raise!), and a berry tiramisu dessert. Stuffed and overly imbibed the ...