Also within driving distance is Mackinac Island, the Victorian-style resort island, situated between Lower and Upper Michigan.
By the Treaty of Paris, in 1783, which concluded the American War of Independence, the title to what is now Michigan passed to the United States, and in 1787 this region became a part of the North-West Territory; but it was not until 1796 that Detroit and Mackinac (Michilimackinac), in accordance with Jay's Treaty of 1794, were surrendered by Great Britain.
1760) Robert Rogers, who had been sent to Detroit to occupy the French posts in the West, dispatched Captain Henry Balfour with a force of British and Colonial troops to garrison Mackinac and the Wisconsin posts which had been dismantled and were almost deserted.
Perry's victory on Lake Erie, in September of the next year, Detroit and the rest of Michigan except Mackinac, which was not recaptured until July 1815, were again taken into the possession of the United States.
Regular lines 'of steamers specially equipped to meet winter conditions, most of them being car ferries, cross the lake and the strait of Mackinac all winter between the various ports.
The average date of the opening and closing of navigation at the strait of Mackinac, where the ice remains longest, is the 17th of April and the 9th of January respectively.'
By lakes Huron and Michigan and the Straits of Mackinac, which separate it from the lower peninsula; and S.
It is served by the Detroit & Mackinac railway and by steamboat lines to Detroit and other ports.
Long from the Strait of Mackinac to St Clair river, and 98 m.
By lakes Michigan and Huron and the Straits of Mackinac, E.