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April 2011 Blog Posts (2)

It happens every Spring....

There is always that quiet moment each spring that begins with the first fluttering of warm air swirling by your face.  You feel the air thick with the promise of Lilacs and Tulips, and your memories return to Mackinac.  I have always marked my years with the summers that I lived on Mackinac Island and the summers that I was able to return.  Each return was just a brief moment in my life.  By each return was a lasting impression.  There is something magical about that Island.  You can leave… Continue

Added by Brian Findley on April 29, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

Spring is in the air

The streets of Mackinac Island are slowly coming to life as business owners and employees start preparing for another season on Michigan's Crown Jewel. The Grand Hotel opens on Friday (April 22) with other hotels in the days that follow. All three ferry lines are running as they are now required to operate ice-to-ice, so access to the island has never been better, even during the off-season!…


Added by Mike Forrester on April 20, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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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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