Stories tagged: "Straits of Mackinac"


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Walkers Can Rediscover Mackinac With This Returning Tradition

Michigan’s traditions are making a comeback, and that means a community walk across one of the state’s most iconic bridges.

The Mackinac Bridge, also known as the Mighty Mac, spans the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Michigan's Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
Want to Own A Piece of Mackinac Bridge? Here’s How and It’s Cooler Than You Think.

An auction will sell off pieces of the Mackinac Bridge, and it’s a much larger story of masterful civil engineering and what routine infrastructure maintenance could do for Michigan.

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.

This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Michigan sought a pledge Friday, July 17, 2020 from Enbridge Inc. to cover costs that would arise if oil were to leak from its dual pipelines that extend across a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.  (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)
Michigan Wants Line 5 Energy Pipeline Company to Pledge $2 Billion in Case of Oil Spill

Michigan leaders contend Line 5 is an environmental hazard that should be shut down.

Photo via State Rep. Greg Markkanen
Why the Republican Push for a Pipeline Under the Straits of Mackinac Is Controversial

State Rep. Greg Markkanen is among those pushing for a more expansive Line 5 project. Here's how that could set Michigan up for an environmental disaster.