Jill from the Island Bookstore shared these pictures with me from her December visit to the island. I'm guessing the amount of snow is not much different today, but I will know for sure on Thursday.
Boats rest comfortably ashore to avoid damage from the ice.
The Mackinaw Breeze on winter's break
The retired Coast Guard Cutter 'Mackinaw' is now a museum in Mackinaw City.
Shepler's pulls their boats from the water during the winter.
If you're like me, it's much more fun to see these boats plying the Straits! Hurry up, 2010 season!
As many of you know, there are several of us headed to Mackinac Island on Thursday for the Winter Festival. Blog members Jill from the Island Bookstore and Brenda Horton, with her friend Dawn and I will all meet in Flint for the drive north to St. Ignace where we'll hop a flight over to the island. I'll be posting pictures and video during the visit, so be sure to check in over the weekend!