Here's a view of downtown near the Arnold Dock that many of you will recognize.
Even though the card is from the 1950's, the scene is much the same today!
Added by Mike Forrester on September 28, 2009 at 10:33am —
Wow, it's only been a week since we made a second trip to the island for the year, but it seems like forever already. I'm ready to hop in the car and zoom back up 131 to return. What a beautiful trip it was though. It started out a couple weeks before when my husband asked what I wanted to do for our anniversary. I answered very simply, "oooh, just go eat at the Village Inn" and giggled. I laughed because he had asked me before spring what I wanted to do for my birthday and it was the same… Continue
Added by Joyce K on September 27, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Hello everyone. Guess what time it is? It's time for fall colors on our Island. Who has pictures they want to share on Mackinac Island? It's getting ready for hollween time and somewhere in time comming up in October... To me fall is the best time on the Island. Trafic is slower, but yet there are all the "Fudgies" lol… Continue
Added by Larry Razek on September 22, 2009 at 1:54pm —
There are a few iconic symbols of Mackinac Island that when I see them, make me smile. Round Island Lighthouse is one of those landmarks. Though by design it marks a passage for freighters, it also stands as a silent sentinel to the passage of time on Mackinac Island. The lighthouse was nearly lost to a storm on Lake Huron when it was abandoned, but a dedicated group worked to restore the light to it's former glory. Last year, a new group was formed to continue the labor of love to see this… Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on September 22, 2009 at 11:30am —
A lot of us are in a seasonal jobs. What is your work unit doing to contribute to the cause of recyling? What is your company doing as a whole? What about being in your dorm or living arragments? Does anyone go along and pick up cigarette buts? What about stray wrappers and garbage? Pop cans and etc.... How about people taking over a section of a street or neighborhood like a neighborhood watch of sorts? I'm implemmting this as well. I'm even trying… Continue
Added by Larry Razek on September 21, 2009 at 7:58pm —
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
Added by Pat Steele on September 21, 2009 at 7:51pm —
Hey everyone. How is everyone doing this evening? I have a favor for everyone that's a member of the blog. Can everyone reach out to their Refuse Company in your town to see what their doing for "Recycling"? This is a big concern of mine. I wish I had the money and time to contact every company to see what their doing, I'm sure some do and some do, it depends on how in depth they can be.... Like I've said before let's keep Mother Earth around for a… Continue
Added by Larry Razek on September 21, 2009 at 7:40pm —
Hello everyone. I would like to chat about recyling. What is everyone doing to prevserve mother earth? I watched an interview on GMA where there is a new sight called "Team Earth" I've seen some huge efforts in various places on recyling. Carboard, glass,cans bottles, and differnt kinds of plastic, and newspaper, Batteries included. What about Gabage such as food waste? Mackinac Island takes it to the land… Continue
Added by Larry Razek on September 21, 2009 at 11:41am —
Fort Holmes, the highest point on Mackinac Island, was once the home to an actual fort - albeit a small one that was protected only by an earthen berm, which still exists today. While it is a bit of a hike from downtown, the view of the Straits is spectacular and unobstructed from east to west. If you visit Fort Holmes, be sure to visit nearby Point Lookout, which offers a great view to the east and Sugar Loaf…
Added by Mike Forrester on September 19, 2009 at 9:24am —
In today's online, virtual world, we often find ourselves chatting with people from everywhere imaginable about a wide range of topics. I started this blog to share my love of Mackinac Island with the world and what has happened has been nothing short of incredible. I've found that I'm far from alone in my admiration of this special little island. It's amazing what a wide range of people I've written to, spoken with and heard from - all of them very different but with a shared interest. Brenda… Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on September 13, 2009 at 7:00am —
Last week, the forecast for Mackinac was not looking especially good. Rain and cool temperatures. Not unexpected but not welcomed, either. I've been remarkably lucky that the weather has cooperated quite well on nearly all of my visits. When I have extended family with me, as on this trip, I make an extra wish for good weather. I'm happy to report the weather has been incredible since we arrived on Wednesday evening.
Each day I plan at least one… Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on September 11, 2009 at 10:57pm —
It's always with mixed emotions that I greet Labor Day weekend. It's a signal that summer is coming to an end, but since I'm a big fan of fall, I also look forward to the cooler temperatures, changing colors of autumn leaves and Mackinac Island.
I've spent more time on Mackinac in September than any other month of the year. Often it's been on Labor Day weekend for the annual Bridge Walk, but sometimes it's later in the month when crowds have thinned and the island takes on a… Continue
Added by Mike Forrester on September 8, 2009 at 9:18am —