Mackinac

Mackinaw or related spellings is the name of several different places and things, mostly related to the area where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Mackinac is a derivation of a Menomini or Ojibwe word "Michilimackinac" and is pronounced IPA| [ˈmækɪnɔ] ("MACK-in-awe").

Geographical

* Mackinac Falls, a drowned waterfall in the Straits of Mackinac
* Mackinac Island, an island in the straits which bans automobiles
* Mackinac Island State Park, which preserves a large part of the island
* Mackinac Point, perhaps the northernmost point in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
* Mackinaw River, a tributary of the Illinois River
* Michilimackinac, a former term for the entire region around the Straits of Mackinac
* Straits of Mackinac, connecting the lakes and separates the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan
* Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve, a state-designated preservation area within much of the Straits of Mackinac

Populated areas

* Mackinac County, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula
* Mackinac Island, Michigan, the incorporated municipality on Mackinac Island
* Mackinaw City, Michigan, village on the south side of straits
* Mackinaw Township, Michigan
* Mackinaw, Illinois, southeast of Peoria

Forts

* Fort Mackinac, a British, later American, fort on the island
* Fort Michilimackinac, a French, later British, fort on the south side of the straits; also called "Colonial Michilimackinac", now Fort Michilimackinac State Park

Constructions

* Mackinac Bridge, a 5-mile (8 km) bridge over the Straits of Mackinac
* Mackinac Ferry, spanned the straits carrying railroad cars and motor vehicles
* Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, a lighthouse in Mackinaw City

hips

* USS "Mackinac" (AVP-13), a United States Navy seaplane tender commissioned from 1942 to 1946, later used by the United States Coast Guard from 1949 to 1967, where redesignated USCGC "Mackinac" (WAVP-371), and then (WHEC-371)
* Mackinaw boat, a type of small sailboat used in the Upper Great Lakes
* USS "Mackinaw", a United States Navy gunboat commissioned twice between 1864 and 1867
* USCGC "Mackinaw" (WAGB-83), a United States Coast Guard icebreaker on the Great Lakes commissioned from 1944 to 2006
* USCGC "Mackinaw" (WLBB-30), a United States Coast Guard icebreaker on the Great Lakes commissioned in 2006
* "Mackinac Bridge" (ship), a container ship built in 1986, used by a Japanese freight company out of Kobe, Japan [http://www.e-ships.net/index/M1.shtml]

ailboat races

Two long distance sailboat races, each often referred to as "the Mackinaw race":
*The Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race
*The Chicago to Mackinac Boat Race

Other

* Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research and educational organization advocating free-market policies
* Mackinaw cloth, a heavy wool cloth
* Mackinaw, a jacket or short coat made of Mackinaw cloth, in Canada usually called a "Mac"
* Mackinaw Fur Company or Michilimackinac Company, a Canadian fur trade company bought by John Jacob Astor
* Mackinaw trout, another name for Lake trout ("Salvelinus namaycush")
* Chief Mackinac or Mackinaw, an Ottawa chief in the Michilimackinac area in the 1740s


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