Looking from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island out into the Straits of Mackinac. There is canon and a look out tower.

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Looking from Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island out into the Straits of Mackinac. There is canon and a look out tower.
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Mackinac Native name: Michilimackinac Mackinac Island is located in Michigan Location-Lake Huron Coordinates 45°51′40″N 84°37′50″WCoordinates: 45°51′40″N 84°37′50″W Total islands-Three Major islands-Mackinac, Bois Blanc, Round Area-3.776 sq mi (9.78 km2) Coastline-8 mi (13 km) Highest elevation-890 ft (271 m) Highest point-Fort Holmes Country-United States State-Michigan Largest city-Mackinac Island (pop. 492) County-Mackinac County Demographics Population-492 residents and as many as 15,000 tourists per day during peak season (as of 2010) Density-50.31 /km2 (130.3 /sq mi) U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark District Michigan State Historic Site Mackinac Island (/ˈmækɨnɔː/ MAK-in-aw) is an island and resort area, covering 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The island was home to a Native American settlement before European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position amidst the commerce of the Great Lakes fur trade. This led to the establishment of Fort Mackinac on the island by the British during the American Revolutionary War.It was the site of two battles during the War of 1812. In the late 19th century, Mackinac Island became a popular tourist attraction and summer colony. Much of the island has undergone extensive historical preservation and restoration; as a result, the entire island is listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is well known for its numerous cultural events; its wide variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian Grand Hotel; its fudge; and its ban on almost all motor vehicles. More than 80 percent of the island is preserved as Mackinac Island State Park.
Location: Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA, Straits of Mackinac