Mackinac Town Crier

Last Train Out of Mackinaw City: Springate Family Shares History

In the 1940s, our grandmother, Effie Funk, and her two daughters, Josie (our mother) and Arabella, bought a shutter-darkened cottage in Hubbard’s Annex after viewing it by their own zigzagging flashlight beams. Along with this purchase came the birth of the Colony Shop, which for nearly 40 years was operated just outside the Grand Hotel dining room. This was an […]


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