2012-06-09 / Opinions

Is Mackinac Island A Unique Destination?

To the Editor:

Let’s see. . .

Mackinac Island has a fort. Mackinaw City has a fort.

Mackinac Island has historical attractions. Mackinaw City has historical attractions.

Mackinac Island has fudge. Mackinaw City has fudge.

Mackinac Island has Carriage Tours. Mackinaw City has trolleys.

Mackinac Island has some shopping. Mackinaw City has plenty of shopping.

Mackinac Island has hotels. Mackinaw City has more.

Mackinac Island ferry costs over $20. Mackinaw City has no need for ferries. Cost -$0-.

Question: Now that Mackinac Island is beginning to look like any other northern Michigan town, why bother?

James P. Dieleman

Grand Rapids

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