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Book Review: 'Mackinac Island Ferry Boats'

While I love to visit Mackinac Island, I still have to spend more time away from it than I’d like. To help pass the time until my next visit, I like to read books, watch DVD’s and surf the internet in search of anything related to the island. Fortunately, I’ve found a few treasures that I’ll be sharing with you over the next few months here on the blog.

The first item is a book that while promoted as a ‘behind the scenes’ book, is really more of a photo essay of Arnold Transit ferry…

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Added by Mike Forrester on May 8, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Postcard of the week

It's been a while since I've posted a 'Postcard of the week' but what better time than the first weekend of the new year? I chose this classic image of the Arnold Line ferries since it will likely not be much longer before ice puts an end to service for the season, which began back in March!

The postcard includes the following caption on the reverse: "The BIG THREE of the Arnold Line fleet of 10 steel ships. They are the largest and safest ships… Continue

Added by Mike Forrester on January 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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Coast Guard on Mackinac Island

Started by Robert Posar. Last reply by Robert Posar Oct 10. 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. 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. 0 Replies

This is a webcam that went on line last fall, okay to add?http://www.viewthestates.com/explore/mackinaw-bridgeContinue

Grand Hotel entrance fee

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by maxine teachout Apr 6. 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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