Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

  • mackinac island cannon Fun Facts to Share with Kids About Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac

    Heading to Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac for a field trip or Michigan family vacation? Stock up on these exciting, silly, weird and yes, even gross, facts to keep kids engaged on the car ride and to make the most of your visit.

  • The Gruesome Medical Breakthrough of Dr. William Beaumont on Mackinac Island

    When Dr. William Beaumont, a Mackinac Island Army doctor in 1822, realized he could dip food into a wounded voyageur’s stomach and watch what happened, he knew he was onto something big. Dr. William Beaumont’s ensuing decade of experiments changed the medical world. The life of his human guinea pig was changed from the beginning.

  • Madame La Framboise Harbour View Inn Preserves the Story of a 19th Century French/Indian Mackinac Island Entrepreneur

    Madame La Framboise Harbour View Inn has preserved the home of Magdelaine La Framboise, a 19th century rags-to-riches story of a young half-French, half-Native American widow who went on to become one of Mackinac Island’s most successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

  • Explorers Set Out to Find the Fabled Northwest Passage From the Straits of Mackinac

    In 1766, Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, was the portal to the American West. Forty years before Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition, two men named Carver and Tute headed out from the Straits of Mackinac to find the fabled Northwest Passage.

  • Chef Showdown: Local Foods – Chef Eric Nitollo, Boathouse Restaurant

    Eric Nitollo of the Boathouse Restaurant on Old Mission Peninsula prepares Rack of Lamb with Pureed Parsnips and Huckleberry Gastrique using 95 percent Michigan ingredients.

  • Beautiful Spring Color

    Taken in Onaway, Michigan.