Wild Honey’s White Sails Strive To Catch the Wind

Even With Technological Aids, Race Still Depends on Weather Conditions for Sailors in Regatta

Six sailboats positioned themselves between the red #2 buoy and the powerboat that served as the race committee vessel at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, waiting for the starting gun to declare the annual 4th of July Regatta had begun. As soon as the shot sounded, David Rowe, past commodore of the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, spun the wheel of […]

Dan Musser III Shares Ideas for Future of Grand Hotel



On the edge of Dan Musser’s desk is a collection of drawings, ideas committed to paper by the hotel architects, illustrating ideas that may become part of Grand Hotel’s future. They are part of the Musser family’s efforts to keep the hotel relevant to present-day and future travelers while maintaining the hotel’s historical integrity. “Our business is pretty simple,” said […]

Bayview Sailors Set Out for Mackinac



The first of the Mackinac Island yacht race classics will get underway from Port Huron Saturday, July 14, with the first of 233 sailboats expected to arrive Monday, July 16, depending on the winds. Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race will be under the direction of Commodore Greg Thomas of Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club, and a new finish line is among […]

Fort Mackinac To Relive Attack

‘It’s Going To Be Loud’ As British Capture Fort

Tuesday, July 17, will see a group of more than 50 costumed interpreters staging a reenactment of the capture of Fort Mackinac from the United States of America by the British army and its Native American allies during the opening moments of the War of 1812. The reenactment will be accompanied by historical narration drawing on original accounts of the […]

Michigan Politics

Snyder: Creagh ‘Natural Choice’ To Lead DNR

Every once in a while in the life of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and its predecessor agency, Michigan gets a superb director who admirably serves the resources and citizens of both peninsulas. So it was in 1964 when Ralph A. MacMullan, a respected wildlife manager, was named director of the Department of Conservation, which was created in 1921. […]

Coast Guard: Drinking, Boating Not Tolerated



Boating under the influence of alcohol is illegal, the Coast Guard reminds boaters. Coast Guard law enforcement team terminated a recreational boating voyage on Lake Huron Wednesday evening, July 4, because the boat operator was determined to be under the influence of alcohol while operating in the vicinity of Mackinac Island. Counting both boating-underthe influence violations and failed safety inspections, […]

West End Structures Essential in Historical Preservation



To the Editor: Recently we had the pleasure of attending the Open House for Grand Hotel’s 125th Anniversary Exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. The exhibit, entitled “The Art of Hospitality,” included several historical artifacts from Grand Hotel. We were struck by the realization that many of the everyday items on display, such as the lovely […]

Special Opera Performance Coming To Mackinac Island

Giuliano Zuccato, Grand Hotel Host ‘A Musical Journey Back in Time’

Giuliano Zuccato has been coming to Grand Hotel every year since 1958. This year, as Mr. Zuccato celebrates his 80th birthday and Grand Hotel celebrates its 125th anniversary, the man and the hotel are bringing a special program with opera performers to the community. Monday, July 16, at 9 p.m. Mr. Zuccato will present “A Musical Journey Back in Time,” […]

For the Record



The article on Grand Hotel vintage Base Ball from the June 30 issue misidentified a hurler as Chris Bauer. This was actually Eugene Dagen of the Douglas Dutchers. Sorry! This content is only available to online subscribers. Please login below or Subscribe today!

Bayview Is First on Yacht Race Schedule



The Bell’s Bayview Mackinac yacht race, formerly known as the Port Huron to Mackinac, begins Saturday, July 14, and ends Tuesday, July 17. Winning boats are expected to appear in the harbor by late Sunday, July 15. The sailors’ celebration will be Tuesday, July 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Grand Hotel. The race has been running for 88 […]