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Photos From MacKinaw City And The MacKinac Bridge

Marquette, Michigan

June 1, 2022

MacKinaw City is a resort town filled with mom& pop hotels and resort-type businesses. Rehoboth Beach boardwalk -- perhaps a bit nicer. It has a lovely park that runs along Lake Huron (pronounced hyur·aan) with a view of the Bridge. As you can see from these photos, I walked under the bridge and checked it out -- it helped.). I also spent part of my time in MacKinaw City listening to the NCAA lacrosse championship game on the radio. last year I listened to the game on the California coast.

Mackinaw City (/ˈmækɪnɔː/ MAK-in-aw) is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 806 at the 2010 census; the population surges during the summer tourist season, including an influx of tourists and seasonal workers who serve in the shops, hotels and other recreational facilities there and in the surrounding region. Mackinaw City is at the northern tip (headland) of Michigan's Lower Peninsula along the southern shore of the Straits of Mackinac. Across the straits lies the state's Upper Peninsula. These two land masses are physically connected by the Mackinac Bridge, which runs from Mackinaw City north to St. Ignace. Mackinaw City is also the primary base for ferry service to Mackinac Island, located to the northeast in the straits.

According to AAA's 2009 TripTik requests, Mackinaw City is the most popular tourist spot in the state of Michigan. [It sure seemed that way on Memorial Day.] Local attractions include Fort Michilimackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, the Mackinaw Crossings shopping mall, Mill Creek, the Old Mackinac Point Light, the Historic Village, the McGulpin Point Light, and the retired US Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw.

The official name of the community is "The Village of Mackinaw City" and as that suggests, it is a village by state law. Mackinaw City is governed by the General Law Village Act, Public Act No. 3, of 1895, as amended. The downtown district and much of the development lie within Mackinaw Township, Cheboygan County, but the larger portion of the village by area is in Wawatam Township, Emmet County, which borders Mackinaw Township to the west.

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01. Juni 2022

you need to learn to trust the civils, we trusted you nukes with the reactors 😂

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