The Straits of Mackinac were important to many groups in Michigan, from Native Americans tribes like the Ojibway and the Odawa, to French and British traders and soldiers. Today, the Mackinac Bridge spans the straits to connect the peninsulas of Michigan, and Mackinac Island is a popular tourist destination. This edition compares Mackinac of the past to the Mackinac of today.
The building of the Mackinac Bridge was a huge undertaking for Michigan, and dramatically altered transportation between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. It is the longest suspension bridge in the world, and a Michigan landmark! This edition features a section about the annual bridge walk, as well as how the bridge was built.