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We purchased a ferry and a horse carriage ride ticket for our day on the island which covers 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position amidst the commerce of ...
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 ...
... of little wooden huts and some headstones all pointing east.
Went to the Soo Locks which is quite a tourist strip. Quite a few people there but not out on the streets in the rain. Watched the water rising in the lock and ships getting ready to enter and one leaving from another lock. The rail bridge over to Canada has two spans which open to let the ships through. One rises while the other opens up in the middle and each side flips up. The queue ...
... We arrived in a treacherous storm that brought more rainfall than the area had seen in decades. The piling our bowline was secured to gave way at it's support and the crew spent an hour outside in the downpour re-securing the boat and heaving the piling off our hull. The following morning the highways were still flooded causing major traffic delays and we spent hours wondering if the lunch cruise was even going to take place. Arriving late but arriving all ...