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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. The Dixie Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Wawatam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iron Horse Mackinaw City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Mackinaw City (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Algomah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mackinaw, Mackinac or Michilimackinac? (approx. ¼ mile away); Mackinaw's Civil War Cannons (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,139 times since then. Last updated on August 5, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Photos: 1. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 5, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 7. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.