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Fall at the Windermere

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristy Aug 10, 2009. 2 Replies


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What makes Mackinac Island special to you?
Honeymooned there and have been visiting for 41 years! Worked 15 summers with the Scout Service Camp - Mackinac Island Governor's Honor Guard Troop #609, it's a restful, peaceful place esp. at night.
What is your favorite island activity?
Hiking through the interior of the island, visiting Fort Mackinac.

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Where is the Chippewa Webcam?

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 5:08pm 1 Comment

Hi Mike,

I noticed the Chippewa webcam is gone?  What's up?


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Anyone Know the Date of the 2010 Christmas Bazaar?

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 6:49pm 3 Comments

The title tells it all. I can't find a date anywhere and thinking of going this year. If anyone knows, please post a reply.

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Fall on Mackinac

Posted on October 12, 2009 at 8:05pm 2 Comments

Hi Everyone,

My husband and I just returned from Mackinac this past weekend. I have posted some photos also. It was a cold weekend but it doesn't stop the enchantment of this wonderful place.

The ride back was interesting and for anyone else traveling in the Fall when the weather is unpredictable take the Arnold ferry since it has the largest boat. All passengers had to ride on the lowest level and stay sitting. The captain upon docking at Mackinaw City said there were some 8-10… Continue

Whom God Loves He Gives a Home At Mackinac

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 7:51pm 1 Comment


The above title is an old Native American saying and its on a plaque in the Scout Barracks behind the Fort.

I began my love for Mackinac on our honeymoom 38 years ago. On a whim my husband and I ended up in St. Ignace to find all the hotels were booked but there would be an opening the next day.

We had a room at the Lakeview Hotel. We were asked if we wanted a room with a bathroom or shared, you know the answer to that one. The floors were hardwood with… Continue

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At 6:31pm on June 29, 2009, Mike Forrester said…
Pat, I'd like to learn more about the program and add some of their activities to the list of things to do on the island. I watched the flag raising a couple of weeks ago. Quite a workout for them going up the ramparts!
At 7:13am on June 28, 2009, Mike Forrester said…
Pat, what a great connection you have to the island! Thanks for joining and have a great trip in October. It's one of my favorite times to visit as well. Mike


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Coast Guard on Mackinac Island

Started by Robert Posar. Last reply by Robert Posar Oct 10, 2014. 7 Replies

I was a Coast Guardsman assigned to the Mackinac Island Life Boat Station 1958-1960. The Station is now the Visitors Center. While living on the island for near 2 years, I met many wonderful Islanders, worked for the City, and rode saddle horses for…Continue

Arnold Ferry

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by Mike Forrester May 15, 2014. 2 Replies

I understand Arnold Ferry may not longer be running. It is our tradition to get to and from the island on Arnold!! Anyone have any info? BRING BACK ARNOLD!!

A view of the bridge

Started by Robert Keck May 4, 2014. 0 Replies

This is a webcam that went on line last fall, okay to add?

Grand Hotel entrance fee

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by maxine teachout Apr 6, 2014. 2 Replies

I have read in one place only, that if you enter the hotel grounds from West Bluff or by a horse drawn carriage, there is no entrance fee. Can anyone confirm this?Thanks! TinaContinue

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