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Tug, Barge Run Aground in Round Island Passage During Windstorm

As strong winds pummeled the Straits of Mackinac area Friday, September 21, the 720-foot integrated tug and barge Defiance and Ashtabula ran aground in the Round Island Passage. The incident was reported to Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. More...

State Announces New Enbridge Deal: Line 5 Tunnel Under Straits Moves Ahead

Before Governor Rick Snyder’s term is up at the end of this year, the state expects to sign several agreements regarding the future of Line 5. More...

World Cultures Celebrated at Annual International Day Program

Students learned about different cultures during the annual International Day program Wednesday, September 26, at the school. More...

Sports

Island Soccer Team Has Strong Season Defending NLL Title

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team’s pursuit of a third-consecutive Northern Lights League championship in 2018 has been going well so far, with the team’s 11- 2 record putting it in contention to achieve its goal. More...

Lakers Volleyball Team Plays Well, Improves

The Mackinac Island Lakers volleyball team has a record of 5-6 through the first half of its season, but has won five of its last eight matches after being swept 3-0 in each of its first three matches.  More...

Great Lakes Islands Form New Alliance - Free Access

Mackinac Island Will Host Summit Next Year

With a charter in hand and steering committee to lead the way, the Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA) is now a formal organization. More...

‘Fall Into Christmas Rummage Sale’ Makes September Debut

Community Hall brimmed with clothes, shoes, glassware, furniture, and other household items during the first Mackinac Island Fall Into Christmas Rummage Sale Friday, September 21, and Saturday, September 22. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Hardy

A longtime English teacher at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, Nancy C. Hardy passed away late Tuesday evening, September 25, 2018, at MediLodge in Cheboygan, following a lingering illness. More...

Mary Duffina

Mary Gwendolyn Duffina, 89, of Inverness, Florida, and Mackinac Island, passed away quietly at her home in Inverness Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  She was born August 8, 1929, the eldest daughter of Philip G. More...

Mary Siders

Mary Christine Siders, 68, of St. Ignace, passed away Sunday morning, September 30, 2018, at Castle Rock Retirement Center in St. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

There is definitely a tinge of fall in the air. The temperature is cool and crisp, and some trees are starting to show their autumn splendor. More...

A Look at History

History of Gales of October Blowing Over Straits of Mackinac

October Gales   October is the final month of the “summer season” on Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac. More...

HORSE TALES

Henry, the Haflinger: One of the Best Horses and a Best Man

Every year, every season, there are weddings on Mackinac. They are a huge part of the place. The Island abounds with so much history and natural beauty. Weddings take place just about everywhere. More...

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