Shepler's Ferry, one of the three boat companies that serve Mackinac Island, is keeping fans updated with their winter activities on their Facebook page including this recently loaded video shot in November. One of their boats, 'The Hope' is having 17 feet added to it's aft and Capt. Billy Shepler is sharing part of the process. This first video shows the boat being pulled from the water, loaded onto a flatbed trailer and… Continue
If you want to see what Christmas Day on Mackinac Island looked like, you'll enjoy visiting the YouTube site of this islander, gmacisleman.
Not only does he have videos from Christmas, but last year as well. It's a great chance to see what the island looks like in the middle of winter!… Continue
In 2004, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation decided to do something special for it's 10th anniversary. They brought 21 large fiberglass turtles to the island, sponsored by businesses and painted by local artists. Turtles Around Town, as it was known, raised $60,000 for non-profit organizations on the island, according to the MICF website. You can still find many of these turtles located around the… Continue
Here is one of the only pictures I have ever seen of the stone columns and gate that once stood at the east end of the Grand Hotel. The picture was said to be taken circa 1939. It appears the walkway was only wide enough for pedestrian traffic to pass through, leaving me to wonder what the small stone fence at the right edge of the picture connects with. Another columned entry for carriages?
The picture below, taken in September, 2009 shows the… Continue
Each year Mackinac Island Recreational Development produces a calendar featuring photographs submitted by island residents and visitors. While the calendar comes out six months prior to the new year so visitors can buy them during their summer visits on the island, they are also available online through their webpage.
My calendars arrived a few weeks ago. Once again it's filled with… Continue
Here's a video I found taken last Sunday, December 6th during the snowstorm on Mackinac Island. The video starts along the boardwalk near the school on the west side of the island. The winds are said to be about 25 knots from the SW and the storm dumped 12 inches of… Continue
The season's first snowfall has arrived on Mackinac Island turning it into a winter wonderland. This weekend is the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Community Center, so I would imagine islanders will be in the holiday spirit with the new snow! A member of this blog, Liz, who…
Enjoy a little bit of Mackinac Island holiday tradition by watching the Christmas Tree Lighting via the www.mackinaclive.com webcam on Friday, December 4th at 5:00PM. Though the webcam doesn't include audio, you'll have a front row seat for the evening activities.…
My husband and I are going to be visiting St. Ignace next year in May. We are coming up to meet my birth family that I just found. Next year in April will be our 10 year wedding anniversary and we were wanting to do a vow renewal on Mac Island but…Continue
As I continue to do my homework, I am finding more and more things to see and do on the island. I think we will need more than a week!! Today, I stumbled across The Silver Birches. Can anyone tell me more about this? Thanks!
There appears to be some updates and changes being done to this web site. Does any one know if the live feeds are back up? I have tried my own computer and a work computer, it appears that the site wants to run an add on program that gets blocked.…Continue