2008-08-09 / Letters

Can't Wait To Return To Island Next Year

To the Editor:

On behalf of the crew of the yacht Pororoca, I send a sincere thank you for the hearty welcome and support provided by your fine city island in the celebration of the 100th Chicago-Mackinac race. The fireworks were fantastic! Having events scattered at multiple venues on the island also let many first-time visitors learn what a wonderful place you have and we love to visit. The support of the Around Mackinac Island race made the race more enjoyable than the race was itself, and the race, thanks to perfect weather, was perfect!

I've come by car and left by boat about 15 times, and this year made my 33rd Chicago race (I've done seven Port Huron races as well), and even came (by air) once in the winter! I've seen the struggling times for business and the glorious resurrection and gradual improvement and development. Your island is the jewel of the north. I can't wait, already, to return next year. What a great celebration. Thanks again. Gail McCarthy Turluck Member, Island Goats Sailing Society Richland

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