Stories tagged: "Mackinac Island"


In this June 10, 2021 photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at Straits State Park in St. Ignace, Mich., with the Mackinac Bridge behind her. Whitmer called for spending a "historic" $250 million in federal coronavirus relief aid to upgrade state parks and trails, a day after Senate Republicans announced a $1.5 billion plan to fix deteriorating local bridges across Michigan.
This Plan Literally Paves the Way for Michigan’s Tourism Rebound

A bipartisan plan to tackle infrastructure issues to spur Michigan's tourism looks likely, if Republicans and Democrats can clear one roadblock.

21 of Michigan’s Best Summer Events of 2021

From a concert lineup featuring Backstreet Boys to Hall & Oates and even more fun in the sun, Michigan has a lot to offer this summer.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.
A Ticking Time Bomb: How the Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline Disaster Would Happen

Just six miles from Mackinac Island is an environmental disaster waiting to happen.

Photo courtesy of Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry
Attention All Swashbucklers! The First-Ever Great Lakes Pirate Festival Is Coming to Mackinaw City

Michiganders will celebrate Mackinac Island’s new pirate ship ferry in style June 20 with costumes, competitions and more.

WATCH: Yo-Ho-Ho! You’ll Soon Be Able To Take a Pirate Ship To and From Mackinac Island This Summer

The Good Fortune pirate ship will run five daily trips and one special nightly cruise to Mackinac Island from June 19 to September 6. And they’ve got all kinds of fun on deck.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel (Photo via Shutterstock)
Detroit Regional Chamber Cancels Mackinac Policy Conference

Though they won’t convene groups of 50+ for the rest of 2020, the Detroit Regional Chamber is making plans to ensure important conversations can still take place digitally.