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Mackinac Island Ferry Gets Stuck in Ice

A ferry boat with about 56 passengers got stuck in the ice on New Year's Eve while heading to Mackinac Island.

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Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
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Mackinac Island Opening for Historic Season Including War of 1812 Battle Bicentennial [Video]

While the Great Lakes still have some ice on them, Mackinac Island is about ready to come alive.

It has been a long winter, with ferry service to Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan just getting back into operation. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry said it plans to start passenger service Tuesday.

Bob Benser, Jr.'s family owns two hotels, a bed-and-breakfast and Murdick's Original Fudge on Mackinac Island. The bed-and-breakfast is open year-round, but the hotels -- The Chippewa Hotel and The Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa -- are opening May 9, just in time for Mother's Day, he told "Andy Rent Show" guest host Tim Harris this morning on 100.5 The River.

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Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Offers Deal For Michigan Residents

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel celebrated it's 125th anniversary last month.  The hotel, which has been named one of the best in the country, is now continuing the celebration by bringing back a special promotion for Michigan residents.

Six years ago the Grand Hotel gave Michigan residents the opportunity to stay at the famous hotel for a large discount.  The promotion proved to be very popular and has returned every year since.  Dates and prices for this year's Celebrate Michigan promotion have been announced and are on sale now.

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Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Named One Of The Best In Country

The rest of the nation is being reminded of something that we have always known.  Michigan is full of fantastic vacation destinations.

Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel is getting national recognition.  Travel + Leisure magazine has named the Grand Hotel as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the United States.

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