2011-05-14 / Top News

Lilac Queen Fires Cannon To Open Fort Mackinac



On count, Mackinac Island’s 61st Lilac Queen, Marie Bunker, pulls the cord to fire the cannon to signal the opening of Fort Mackinac for the 2011 season Thursday, May 5. “It was a little bit of an adrenaline rush,” said Miss Bunker, who shut her eyes as the boom rang out and echoed over the harbor. “This was neat. I’ve watched it a million times, but I’ve never had the experience of firing it. Something I’ll always remember.” Miss Bunker is a senior at Mackinac Island Public On count, Mackinac Island’s 61st Lilac Queen, Marie Bunker, pulls the cord to fire the cannon to signal the opening of Fort Mackinac for the 2011 season Thursday, May 5. “It was a little bit of an adrenaline rush,” said Miss Bunker, who shut her eyes as the boom rang out and echoed over the harbor. “This was neat. I’ve watched it a million times, but I’ve never had the experience of firing it. Something I’ll always remember.” Miss Bunker is a senior at Mackinac Island Public

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