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The two RV Gypsies at
Michilimackinac State Park, the Mackinac Bridge
and Old Mackinac Lighthouse
June 17, 2013

sign on a stump: Mackinaw City Historical Pathway
an old buoy in Michilimackinac State Park

The Mackinac Bridge as seen from Michilimackinac State Park

The Mackinac Bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere and is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world, with a length of 8,614 feet (including anchorages). There is a fee to drive over the Mackinac Bridge.

In 1998, the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan became the longest with a total suspension of 12,826 feet. The Great Belt Bridge in Halsskov-Sprogoe, Denmark, which also opened in 1998, is the second longest suspension bridge in the world with a total suspension of 8,921 feet.

Above quote from Mackinaw City 2013 Vacation Guide booklet

sign about the Mackinac Bridge
panorama of the Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge as seen from Michilimackinac State Park
welcome to Michilimackinac State Park
welcome to Michilimackinac State Park
welcome to Michilimackinac State Park

Lee Duquette entering the
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
gift shop

People in the
Michilimackinac State Park
feeding the pigeons

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse gift shop
someone feeding the birds
sign about the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

A point in the storm and a guiding beacon since 1889, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse helped passing ships navigate through the treacherous waters of the Straits of Mackinac. This Castle of the Straits is a true gem of the Great Lakes. Below are three different views of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the water/bridge side of the building.

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

View of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse from the street side of the building

Lee Duquette by the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse sign
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
entry to Colonial Michilimackinac
Karen Duquette at the entry to Colonial Michilimackinac
cardboard drummer
cardboard indian

In front of the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, there was a statue of an ironworker.

memory plaque for organized labor
iron workers plaque
iron workers monument
close-up of the iron workers monument
sign: Ironworkers Walk of Fame in Mackinaw City

Just down the road a bit from the Michilimackinac State Park, the two RV Gypsies came across another nice view of the Mackinac Bridge.

view of the Mackinac Bridge.
view of the Mackinac Bridge.
view of the Mackinac Bridge. and Lee Duquette
view of the Mackinac Bridge.

Karen Duquette relaxed on a wooden swing and enjoyed the scenery.

Karen Duquette swinging and relaxing
Karen Duquette swinging and relaxing

A 4 story house right next to Michilimackinac State Park. Karen noticed it immediately, not because of its size, but because of the design and style of the house. Below is the view from the street, and the view from the park.

a lovely design of a house
a lovely design of a house

A statue of Alexander Henry in front of Michilimackinac State Park.

Alexander Henry  sign
Alexander Henry  sign
Alexander Henry  statue

Below: JUST AN INTERESTING LITTLE TIDBIT

Below: A store across the street from Michilimackinac State Park. It is one of many stores called a party store. In Florida, a party store sells party supplies. Here in Michigan, the party stores are like Florida's convenience stores, with a variety of stuff for sale.

party store
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Michilimackinac State Park, Mackinac Bridge
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Mackinac Island

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