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Burbeck Papers Include Missing-link Plan of Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac has overlooked the harbor and town since 1781, the climactic year of the American Revolution. Inside its walls stand buildings of many different time periods, reflecting the military occupation of the place until 1895. More...

Fog Hampers Niagara’s Arrival

Niagara’s arrival at Mackinac Island was delayed owing to poor weather and fog Thursday evening, July 31, and into Friday morning, August 1. At 4 a.m. More...

City Wants to Ensure Future Electric Linemen Live on Island

Electric company linemen serving Mackinac Island should live on the Island year-round, says the city’s Public Safety Committee, and in anticipation of the retirement of two linemen who are Island residents, the committee urged Cloverland Electr More...

Upcoming Meetings About Mackinac Island Planned for August 12

Committee Discusses Rolling Chairs

The Historic District Commission will meet next Tuesday, August 12, at 1 p.m. in City Hall. More...

City Council to Have Arnold And Coal Docks Appraised

The city council ordered appraisals of the Arnold Dock and Coal Dock at a cost not to exceed $50,000 Wednesday, August 6.  More...

Doctors Humphrey and Barquero Spend Year with Peace Corps

Steve Humphrey and Orietta Barquero have returned to their Mackinac Island home after spending a year with the Peace Corps in Tanzania, Africa, as professors at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam. More...

History Comes to Life as Battle Reenactors Share 1814 Lifestyle

Battle reenactors brought history to life at the reenactment of the Battle of 1814, in which the Americans attempted and failed to capture Fort Mackinac from the British, Monday, August 4.  More...

Governor Throws 1st Pitch

Mackinac Island’s own vintage base ball team, comprised of residents and workers, plays one game every year, and fell 7-3 to the Oakland Grangers at this year’s match Saturday, July 26. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 6, Moira Croghan placed first, Amelia Musser placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Audrey Gallery placed fourth.  We were happy to welcome back Rita Sue More...

Island’s Barnwell and Porter Publish Children’s Book

Mackinac Island Book Store owner Mary Jane Barnwell and local artist Lily Porter will hold a book signing for their newly published children’s book, called “Goodnight, Mackinac Island,” Wednesday, August 13, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Woman Cyclist Tangles in Horse Reins, Leading to Fall and Injury

A woman cyclist was injured when she struck a team of horses standing in front of the Bike Barn on Main Street and fell beneath them. The handlebars of her bicycle got entangled in the reins, spooking the horses Sunday, August 3, around 4:20 p.m. More...

Tall Ship Niagara Educates Public About Historic Warfare

As part of the bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of 1814, the reconstructed U.S. brig, Niagara, spent the weekend at Mackinac Island, where its crew gave tours and taught visitors about the ship’s history.  More...

HDC to Consider New Design Guidelines for West End and Annex

The City of Mackinac Island’s Historic District Commission (HDC) will create distinct sets of design guidelines for the city’s three historic districts at upcoming committee meetings. More...

Magician Gordon Russ to Amuse Children at Library August 14

Magician Gordon Russ of Detroit will treat children to his Comedy Magic Revue at Mackinac Island Public Library Thursday, August 14, at 2 p.m. More...

City Secures Grant for New Response Boat

The City of Mackinac Island may have a new emergency response vessel as early as next summer, to be purchased with a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Port Security Grant, which the city council approved Wednesday, August 6.  More...

For the Record…

In a July 26, 2014 article called “Chicago Racers Fill Mackinac Island Harbor,” it should be clarified that Peter Grimm of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was a crewmember and sail maker for cruising yacht Columbo Breeze. More...

Hospital Millage Passes

Mackinac Straits Health System’s health services renewal millage of up to 1.2 mills was approved during the primary election Tuesday, August 5. More...

Tribe Members Have Rare Opportunity to Portray Ancestors

For Americans, the War of 1812 was regarded as an unsuccessful attempt to expand the United States into Canada; for the British, the conflict was a time to defend the British Empire, and for Canadians, the war was a time for increased nationalism as More...

Island Recreation Department To Host Volleyball Tournament

The Mackinac Island Recreation Department will hold a sand volleyball tournament Mon- day, August 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Great Turtle Park.  Anyone is invited to form a team of four members. More...

‘What I Saw on Mackinac’ Collages Featured at Arts Center

Artwork from Jennifer Powell’s children’s book “What I Saw on Mackinac” is the next featured exhibit at the Center for the Arts. More...

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