Mackinaw City in Cheboygan County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Island-Hopping the Straits
The Fowler proposal suggested a series of causeways and bridges starting near Cheboygen and proceeding via Bois Blanc Island, Round Island and Mackinac Island to St. Ignace. In 1934 the Mackinac Straits Bridge Authority engaged Fowler to further detail this route. The cost was estimated at $35 million. Funding was requested from the federal government but was denied.
Fortunately for Mackinac Island, this route was never realized, and its auto-free lifestyle continues unchanged.
Location. 45° 47.022′ N, 84° 43.364′ W. Marker is in Mackinaw City, Michigan, in Cheboygan County. Marker can be reached from North Huron Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Near East Jamet Street and the Lake Huron shore, east of Mackinac Bridge (Interstate 75). Marker is in this post office area: Mackinaw City MI 49701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mackinac Bridge Fort Michilimackinac (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Mill Creek (approx. 3.7 miles away); Mackinac Straits (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Ignace (approx. 5.8 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 6.6 miles away); American Fur Company Store (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mackinaw City.
Regarding Island-Hopping the Straits. Mackinaw City is the only entity spelled with “aw.” Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge are all spelled with the French “ac,” but are pronounced “aw.”
Also see . . . Straights of Mackinac. History of the present bridge, on the Michigan Department of Transportation website. (Submitted on June 28, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Straits of Mackinac Mackinac Bridge
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Landmarks •
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