The Ice Bridge

One question I am asked frequently is,”How do people get off the island in the winter?” The answer, the ice bridge. The ice bridge is the frozen waters of the Straits of Mackinac that lie between St Ignace and Mackinac Island. The Native Americans take their Christmas trees and place them in the frozen waters thus marking the snowmobile trail to and from the island.Workers and residents of the island hitch a trailer to their snowmobile for supplies and off … Continued

A Mackinaw Winter

Winter time in northern Michigan is breathtaking.The waters of the Straits are hushed and frozen.The birds have all gone south for the winter. The results…it is extremely quiet.The morning air was clear and crisp a mere -12 degrees with a wind chill of about 30 below. I loved it. I decided to venture out and take a few pictures for you before the lake effect snow starts. So hitch up the dog sled and come along.The morning began with a … Continued