- Straits of, a strait between the peninsulas of Upper Michigan and Lower Michigan, connecting lakes Huron and Michigan.
- Also Mackinac Island. an island in Lake Huron at the entrance of this strait. 517; 3 miles (5 km) long.
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Mackinac was transferred to American hands on July 18, 1815.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
Mackinac has been famous as the greatest fishing point on the lakes.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
The Indians at Mackinac thus knew something of the white men.
La Salle had sent forward several canoes of men, to collect all the furs they could on their way, and store them at Mackinac.
Having lost everything which he had expected to find at Crèvecœur, it became necessary for him to return to Mackinac.
- a wooded island in N Michigan, in the Straits of Mackinac (a channel between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan): an ancient Indian burial ground; state park. Length: 5 km (3 miles)
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