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  Mackinac Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mackinac Island is a 2,200 acre island that was an important base for French fur trappers and a fort for British soldiers.
Mackinac chose to preserve the Victorian era that is present in the 1887 Grand Hotel.
Fort Mackinac is located on a limestone bluff accessible by ferries from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.
www.geo.msu.edu /geo333/mackinac_island.htm   (1195 words)

  
 Mackinac Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mackinac Island (pronounced [ˈmækɪˌnɔː], like MACK-in-aw, note the silent "c") is a small island, 3.776 square miles (9.779 km²) in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The Mackinac Bridge dominates the view from the west side of the island.
Mackinac Island is accessible by private boats, by ferry, and by small planes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mackinac_Island   (1077 words)

  
 Greetings from Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island, by virtue of its location in the center of the Great Lakes waterway, became a tribal gathering place where offerings were made to Gitchie Manitou and where tribes buried their chiefs to honor the Great Spirit.
The village of Mackinac was incorporated in 1817 and served as the seat for the territorial county of Michilimackinac by 1818 and as the seat of Mackinac County from 1849-1882.
Mackinac Island National Park became Michigan’s first state park in 1895 when the park was transferred from the U.S. Government to the State of Michigan.
www.mackinacisland.org /history.html   (1049 words)

  
 ! maple walnut fudge, mackinac island fudge, Fudge ingredient, holiday fudge
Mackinac Island is about 3 miles east and west and 2 miles north and south, and rises about 150 feet above the surface of the straits.
When the French re-opened the Fort at the straits in 1714, the Fort was relocated on the south side of the straits, at a place which is now a part of Mackinaw City.
A sergeant at the Fort conducted the choir.
www.mackinacislandfudgeco.com /mackinac-island.html   (6169 words)

  
 Fort Mackinac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fort Mackinac was a military outpost garrisoned from the late 18th century to the late 19th century on Mackinac Island in the U.S. state of Michigan.
During 1780-1781, Patrick Sinclair, the lieutenant governor of Michilimackinac constructed a new limestone fort on the limestone bluffs of Mackinac Island.
During the mid 19th century, the fort became an important staging area for exploration of the northern Michigan Territory, including the 1832 expedition under the command of Lewis Cass to explore the headwaters of the Mississippi River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fort_Mackinac   (2062 words)

  
 Fort Mackinac - The Eastman Forts
Fort Mackinac takes it name from the island on which it stands.
The fort is no longer an active military installation, although it figured prominently in the early history of the area.
The reduced Fort Mackinac remained an active post until 1895, when the state of Michigan acquired it for a public park.
www.army.mil /cmh/art/P-P/Eastman/Mackinac.htm   (239 words)

  
 Mackinac Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Mackinac Island [1] is a resort island famous for its late-19th-century character, situated in the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
Leaving from near the Arnold Dock in "downtown" Mackinac Island, the MICT tour buggies (which are actually efficient, rubber-tired vehicles) carry tens of thousands of Island visitors annually to Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac, and the Surrey Hills carriage museum in the Island's interior.
Although the stone walls of the fort were raised by the British Army in 1780-81 in a failed attempt to keep the American "rebels" from gaining control of Michigan, most of the frame buildings inside the fort were built in the 1800s.
wikitravel.org /en/Mackinac_Island   (1638 words)

  
 State of Superior Cuisine: Yooper Food: Mackinac County
Mackinac County was originally laid out under the name of Michilimackinac in 1818.
In July of 1812 a British force landed secretly on the far north end of Mackinac Island and forced the United States to surrender Fort Mackinac in the first engagement of that conflict.
Fort Mackinac has been restored, and is a popular island destination.
www.kenanderson.net /up/html/mackinac.html   (815 words)

  
 MHAL - Fort Mackinac to Observe Memorial Day with Somber Tribute to Soldiers
Fort Mackinac was built by British troops in 1780 during the Revolutionary War.
The fort is now open as a living history museum, with guides in 1880s military uniforms providing tours and performing rifle and cannon firing demonstrations, and 14 original buildings are filled with exhibits, period settings, interactive displays and videos.
Mackinac State Historic Parks, a family of living history museums and parks in Northern Michigan's Straits of Mackinac region, is an agency within the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160--118674--,00.html   (570 words)

  
 Colonial Fort Michilimackinac - Mackinaw City, Michigan
Fort Michilimackinac was originally built by the French in 1714-1715 to control the fur trade and European development of the upper Great Lakes.
Soldiers from the 10th Regiment of Foot were transferred from Fort Michilimackinac in 1774 and participated in the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.
Fort Michilimackinac was relocated to the new Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island during the American Revolution, with some of the buildings moved across the ice in the winter of 1780-1781.
www.mightymac.org /michilimackinac.htm   (796 words)

  
 Mackinac Island - Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Mackinac Island history is about the six Fs - faith, fur, forts, fishing, fun, and fudge, in that order, as explained in the core exhibit at Fort Mackinac's Soldiers' Barracks, Mackinac: An Island Famous in These Regions.
Fort Mackinac on the island was decommissioned in 1875, but the army continued to staff it as a national park and attraction for summer visitors.
In 1895, when the army completely withdrew from Fort Mackinac, hotel owners and shopkeepers pressured politicians and army officials to preserve the fort and island national park as the first Michigan state park.
hunts-upguide.com /mackinac_island.html   (4506 words)

  
 Michigan Forts
The fort was attacked by Pontiac in 1763 and rebuilt in 1764.
Given to the city in 1826, the fort was destroyed in 1827 as the city began to grow.
Prior to the construction of Fort Wayne, during border troubles with Canada the Army regarrisoned the area using rented quarters on the lower east-side of town.
www.geocities.com /naforts/mi.html   (1657 words)

  
 A Wedding Trip to Mackinac Island, by Lynn Conway
Mackinac Island is located in northern Michigan, in the Straits of Mackinac that connect Lake Michigan with Lake Huron.
The two peninsulas of Michigan are connected by the mighty Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the Americas with 8614 feet suspended and an overall length of 5 miles, and the bridge in the distance is a prominent landmark from many Island viewpoints.
Historic Fort Mackinac overlooking the downtown is a great place to spend some time, exploring the fortifications and watching the demonstrations there.
ai.eecs.umich.edu /people/conway/MackinacIsland/MackinacIsland.html   (2414 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Paintings > Fort Mackinac, Michigan
Fort Mackinac is located on Mackinac Island, Michigan, in the narrow waterway between Lakes Huron and Michigan, very near the present border with Canada.
The fort sat idle during the Civil War and thereafter was irregularly garrisoned by troops until 1895, when it was finally closed.
Charles E. Fairman, longtime curator of the Capitol, was slightly dismissive of Eastman's fort paintings.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/art/artifact/Painting_33_00014.htm   (1310 words)

  
 Association of Midwest Museums
Fort Michilimackinac is located on the southern peninsula of Michigan, at its northern-most point where a strait containing Mackinac Island joins Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
The Fort was built in 1715 by the French, who used it as an important fur trading post and military citadel.
On our last trip to Mackinac in mid-June, AMM Board members, and myself were treated to self-guided tours of all three MSHP sites, Fort Michilimackinac, Fort Mackinac and its newest facility, Historic Mill Creek, not to mention a VIP tour of the Grand Hotel.
www.midwestmuseums.org /mackinac.html   (1212 words)

  
 Mackinac Island
The ordinance was proposed to the village council, by a group of carriage drivers, whose livelihood was dependent on taking visitors on tours of the island and transporting them from the ferry boats to their accommodations.
Scout troops from across the country are welcomed to stay on the island for week-long visits during the summertime, to partake in the natural wonders of Mackinac Islands Parks.
To ensure the preservation of the limestone formations on Mackinac Island, the park commission has limited private development within park owned land and requires that all leased bluff cottages maintain a victorian style of architecture.
www.geocities.com /moondarlin/tmackinacisland.html   (559 words)

  
 Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It's authentic Victorian setting is preserved and enhanced by a small population of 500 permanent residents and scores of summer residents.
Families, especially children, love to explore the historic, natural beauty of Mackinac Island State Park, honored by National Geographic as one of the ten finest in America.
There are 70 miles of roads and trails within Mackinac Island State Park, most of which are wooded inland trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders in spring, summer and fall.
www.sheplersferry.com /attractions/island.html   (348 words)

  
 mackfort1
Recognizing the inability to defend a wooden fort against cannon fire, Vice-Governor Patrick Sinclare, commander of British interest in the area, decided to move the fort to Mackinac Island, several miles off shore in the middle of the Mackinac Straits.
Finally the fort was surrendered by treaty in 1796, but by 1812, the British were back capturing the fort during that war, only to again relinquish it to the Americans three years later.
Aware of Fort Mackinac's importance, British troops from Fort St. Joseph made it their target as soon as war was declared.
www.rvtravelog.com /mackfort.dir/mackfort1.htm   (752 words)

  
 Memorial Day observance commemorates Mackinac Island's soldiers
MACKINAC ISLAND — When "soldiers" from Fort Mackinac march to the Post Cemetery for a solemn Memorial Day observance Monday, Jennifer Whitener will fall into step behind them.
Whitener, 21, is a historical interpreter for Mackinac Island State Park, where her job is to show what life would have been like for women, children and families in both the 1830s and the 1880s.
The fort is now open as a living history museum, with guides in 1880s military uniforms providing tours and performing rifle and cannon firing demonstrations.
www.record-eagle.com /2006/may/28mackinac.htm   (661 words)

  
 » Annals of Fort Mackinac - Revisited
This fort was held by the British until 1796 (thirteen years after american independence).
This particular place is actually a stratified trash midden that was dumped by the Ft. Mackinac garrison between the years of 1876 and 1895 when the fort was finally abandoned.
I truly loved the time I spent on Mackinac Island this year and rest assured that I will be back to soak in it’s natural and man-made historical significance, it’s legends and lore, fine eateries and fast changing weather.
www.weatherpix.com /OllaPod/?p=31   (1089 words)

  
 Fort Mackinac - Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Built in 1780 by the British and fortified by 4-foot-thick walls in places, the fort offers cannon firing, fife and drum music, fascinating historical exhibits, and great village views from blockhouses and from a tea room with delicious food...
The fort is interpreted is it was in 1880, when its functions were largely ceremonial.
The fort has been restored to the 1880s, its last years of operation, when was basically a federal tourist attraction with soldiers as park rangers.
hunts-upguide.com /city_of_mackinac_island_fort_mackinac.html   (1387 words)

  
 The War of 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Porter Hanks, the lieutenant in charge of America’s most remote garrison at Fort Mackinac, knows his island outpost well and has had an bad feeling about it for over a week.
All the inhabitants of the village have been quietly removed from their homes and are safely being guarded by the British in the distillery at the south end of town.
The traders, Natives, and British regulars eagerly seize the fort’s supplies of whiskey, pork and furs.
www.galafilm.com /1812/e/events/mackinac.html   (519 words)

  
 MHAL - Fort Michilimackinac
Fort Michilimackinac was built by the French on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac in approximately 1715.
The fort was not built primarily as a military facility but as a link in the French trade system, which extended from Montreal through the Great Lakes region and northwest to Lake Winnipeg and beyond.
Fort Michilimackinac was an island of French presence on the frontier from which the French carried out the fur trade, sought alliances with native peoples, and protected their interests against the colonial ambitions of other European nations.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-17449_18638_20846-54583--,00.html   (452 words)

  
 Islands - Mackinac Island
About four-fifths of Mackinac (pronounced Mac-in-naw) is state park, where trails and bridle paths are the domain of the horse and buggy and bicycle.
You can visit five historic buildings downtown, but military history buffs should march straight to Fort Mackinac, where, from May to mid-October, docents dressed in uniforms styled to the 1880s fire rifles and cannons and play the fife and drums during tours.
The fort, which includes 14 original buildings filled with period settings, was built by the British in the late 1700s to help protect the thriving fur trade.
www.islands.com /mackinac   (391 words)

  
 Fort Mackinac
Invaders crept through the woods to the heights overlooking Fort Mackinac, and at dawn on July 17 surprised the sleeping American garrison.
Fort Mackinac once more became American in 1815, and the Army stayed until 1894.
Since 1895, Fort Mackinac and the surrounding park have been under the stewardship of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission.
www.mackinaw.net /fort.htm   (301 words)

  
 Thursday
The rich history of the Mackinac area dates from the booming French fur-trade of the 17th century, with the British taking control of the area during the French and Indian War in late 1760.
There are many interesting buildings and exhibits to look at at the Fort (see the information in the entrance display photo below), along with cannon firings once each hour and demonstrations by "soldiers" firing their rifles on the parade-grounds in front of the barracks.
A cannon on the upper battlements of Fort Mackinac
ai.eecs.umich.edu /people/conway/MackinacIsland/Thursday.html   (603 words)

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