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Grand Hotel Historian Tagatz Talks Cars, Trip to Cuba in St. Ignace

Grand Hotel historian and concierge Bob Tagatz lives on an island that hasn’t had a privately owned motor vehicle since William McKinley resided in the White House, but his well-documented love of old cars has taken him everywhere from elite Co More...

Unseasonable Weather Sweeps Through Straits

Climate in the Straits of Mackinac is often erratic with a wide range of temperatures and intense storms, but rains that engulfed Mackinac Island for extended periods during the final week of June were unusual, according to a National Weather Service More...

Line 5’s Saga Continues; Watershed Council Offers Workshops

There must be a back story to Enbridge’s Line 5 Straits oil and gas pipeline that only a few know, because from the outside, nothing makes much sense. More...

Bridge Authority Meeting Thursday To Be Livestreamed - Free Access

 The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will discuss the bridge closure to motor vehicles during the Labor Day bridge walk Thursday, July 13, and the meetin More...

State Releases Draft Alternative Analysis Report on Line 5

Encasing the full underwater portion of Enbridge Energy Line 5 in a tunnel or trenching it into the lake floor under the Straits of Mackinac were among options discussed in the first draft of an alternative analysis report made public last week.  More...

Former Dock Porters Reunite on Island

Former dock porters 51 years later (from left) Rolly Krause, Charlie Beard, and Jim Beckley on the old Arnold line dock, now operated by Star Line Ferry, where they worked together in the summer of 1 More...

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NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Once again, the weather has been very mixed. We’ve had a lot of rain, so everything on Mackinac Island is very green and the gardens are growing. More...

Nature Notes

A week or so ago, I received an e-mail from a friend about a beetle that seemed to be killing the red pine, or, as some people call it, Norway pine (Pinus resinosa), on her property. More...

HORSE TALES

The Mackinac Carriage Some Call A Surrey

Taking a horse-drawn carriage ride on Mackinac Island is often a highlight for many of our visitors.  More...

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