2021-10-09 E-Edition

‘We’re Back!’ Dome Returns to Brigadoon Cottage

The dome is carefully placed on the turret as spectators record the event from the street and the fire escape at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club next door September 24. For more on how the dome was reconstructed and placed on the historic home, see page 14.

Ray Card Takes Reins As Service Co. Manager

When someone wants to get anything anywhere on Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island Service Company is the place to call. More often than not, the person who answers the phone these days is Ray Card, a longtime dray driver who took over as manager in June. While the drayage service can seem behind-the-scenes to casual visitors to the Island, those who […]

Shoreline Fortified Against Erosion

Bacco project manager Greg Brunette at the intersection of Scotts Shore Road Monday, October 4, has overseen the M-185 roadwork throughout the summer. Once the project is finished in October, he will retire from his road construction career. For story, more photographs, see page 4.

Mackinac Straits Health System Affiliates with MidMichigan Health

Mackinac Straits Health System has formed an affiliation with Mid- Michigan Health to assist it with information technology and electronic medical records needs. The hospital stresses that the affiliation with MidMichigan Health is not a merger and the agreement is not expected to change the operations, services offered to the community, or local decision making. President and CEO Karen Cheeseman, […]

Areté Sailboat Breaks Chicago to Mackinac Record

A 60-foot sailboat broke the record for finishing a Chicago to Mackinac Island sailing course Monday, September 20, making the trip in 12 hours, 30 minutes, seven seconds. The trimaran Areté took off from Chicago just after 10:30 a.m. central time and crossed the finish line just after midnight eastern time. The yacht is owned by Rick Warner of Charleston, […]

After Summer Construction, M-185 To Fully Reopen Around October 15

Bacco Construction will be finished with M-185 roadwork by October 15 following a summer of repairs. Paving was completed Friday, October 1, with only finishing touches needed along the shoulders. Bacco milled the surface of the old street downtown and repaved it the last week of September and first week of October, the city taking advantage of an asphalt batch […]

Alice Martin

Alice R. Martin, age 98, passed away peacefully in her home on Mackinac Island Wednesday, September 29, 2021. She was born on September 3, 1923, in WuHu, China, to Dr. Walter and Lucile Libby, who were medical missionaries with the Methodist Church. Her father died in China in 1940 and Alice moved with her family to Oregon, where she was […]

Lee ‘Joe’ Abbey

Former Mackinac Island resident and business owner, Lee Gilbert Abbey, passed away Thursday, September 23, in Traverse City at the age of 93. A graveside service will be at noon Friday, October 8, at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery on Mackinac Island. Known to his friends on Mackinac Island as Joe Abbey, he was born to Grace and Leon Abbey in Flint […]

Theodore Sweeney

Theodore “Ted” Joseph Sweeney, Jr., 67, passed away peacefully in his home Sunday, September 19, 2021. He was born February 11, 1954, in Detroit to Theodore, Sr. and Marguerite (nee Hogg) Sweeney. Ted was a third-generation Grosse Pointer and a third-generation Mackinac Island cottager. He attended Grosse Pointe High School and was graduated from Georgetown University. He was an entrepreneur […]