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Flags Raised Outside Boy Scout Barracks on Mackinac Island

Scouts carry on patriotic Mackinac Island tradition that goes back to Gerald R. Ford

Each morning during the summer, like clockwork, about two dozen American flags across Mackinac Island are raised. First comes a 9:40 a.m. cannon blast at Fort Mackinac, then the stars and stripes go up around the fort, in town and at several other locations. About nine hours later, at 6:30 p.m., the flags all come …

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Mackinac Island From Above – Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

See Mackinac like never before in Detroit Public TV premiere of ‘Our Famous Island’

Maybe you’ve been to Mackinac. Maybe you’ve even pedaled a bike all the way around it. But you’ve never seen the island quite like this. A new documentary that’s airing this winter goes beyond the horses and fudge of downtown to take you on a tour that goes deeper into the natural beauty of “Mackinac: …

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Last Call for Summer Vacation

The sweet sights and scents of summertime are very much still in full swing here on Michigan’s Crown Jewel.  With two of the best weeks of summer upon us before the Labor Day weekend, the island is bursting with last minute lodging deals, plenty of activities for families, friends, and first time travelers seeking an …

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School’s Out and It’s Time For A Visit To Michigan’s Crown Jewel

School is [hopefully] officially out for the summer and it’s time to plan the perfect family getaway to your favorite freshwater destination, Mackinac Island. A unique family getaway spot for years, Mackinac boasts plenty of island fun for all ages centered on history, adventure, and of course plenty of outdoor fun. YOUR SCHEDULE YOUR RULES …

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