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Happy Birthday to the Grand Hotel!

via Michigan in Pictures… Mackinac Bridge from the Grand Porch, photo by Marilyn Bogle Happy 131st Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel: 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by […]

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#TBT May 25, 1993: Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw in Alpena

via Michigan in Pictures… Shining in Cheyboygan, photo by Bill Johnson Here’s a neat “Throwback Thursday” (TBT), a photo of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw on May 25, 1993 when she was still in service. Bill writes: This is the original Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, WAGB 83, wearing its silvery whitish colors, in its home […]

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#TBT May 13, 1980: The Kalamazoo Tornado

The Kalamazoo Public Library has a feature entitled TWISTER! The 1980 Tornado that begins: On Tuesday, 13 May 1980, a tornado struck the heart of Kalamazoo, Michigan. First touching down at 4 pm eight miles west of the city limits, it rapidly moved eastward through downtown until it dissipated east of the city at 4:25 […]

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Annual Grand Marais Michigan Splash-in – June 15-17, 2018

Splash-in 2016 by Gary McCormick June 15-17, 2018 the Grand Marais Pilots Association will host the 17th Annual Splash-in on Grand Marais Bay on behalf of the National Seaplane Pilots Association. Seaplanes from all over the US and Canada are invited to attend this three day festival with arrivals on Friday, activities and competitions throughout the […]

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Five Things you need to know about Michigan Morel Mushrooms

The Michigan Morel We’re getting reports from across the state of morels being found, so it’s a great time to share some of information about these Pure Michigan delicacies. Morechella (true morels) are a honeycomb-like mushroom that  are prized by chefs the world over. The Great Morel Homepage can take you a lot deeper with links about […]