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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 ...
... now stands. After lunch I drove for a time until we reached Petoskey via the 131. We took a tour of the Kilwins chocolate/fudge factory and samples some of their tuttles. They also sell this fudge on Mackinac island.
Had dinner at Dixie's saloon and restaurant in Mackinaw City. It is a real tourist town with lots of fudge, candy and souvenir shops. I had half a slab of ribs and took over half of it home. it was great to be served ...
... especially the 2 year old cheddar.
The highway south was a quick way to reach St Ignace. Speed limit was 70 mph, 60 mph for trucks and minimum speed was 55 mph. Arrived early afternoon and found a motel which gave a 20% discount for over 50's!!! Have been for a drive around the town. No mooching up the town streets on foot as there is no protection from the rain over the footpath. Have discount vouchers for the casino! May go out and take a look.
... to the Upper falls which are quite pretty with the different colours showing up in the water. A short drive to the Lower falls and a longer walk to see a series of cascades - again quite pretty. We did our exercise on the steps at the falls - about 100 at the first and closer to 200 at the second.
Drove to Paradise to find a room for the night. It is a very small spot on the map and not much bigger when we got there but there were 3 hotels/motels ...
... Finally Mackinac Island, Michigan, our final stop of our northbound trip with the owners. We arrived on the Thursday afternoon before Labor Day and Friday was their last full day with us. It rained all day and forced them to spend more time inside than any of us care for but the end was finally here and the crew could not have been more relieved. Captain Steve and I were given Saturday off as all they needed was to make their way to the airport ferry and ...