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Images of America : St. Ignace

November 30th, 2018

Even before it was named in 1671, St. Ignace was a key part of Michigan history. Before Fr. Jacques Marquette and the Jesuits arrived in the Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace had a large Native American settlement. With the arrival of the French, fur trading became an important industry. St. Ignace became the county seat in 1882. By the mid-1800s, fishing, shipping, manufacturing, and lumbering were a crucial part of St. Ignace activity. As these industries died down, tourism increased. The area was appealing to tourists for its natural beauty and its fresh air; many came for relief from hay fever and asthma. Initially travelers arrived by ship and train. Ferryboats were important in transporting visitors and goods because of the primitive road system. With its natural harbor, St. Ignace was within easy reach of other Great Lakes ports. With the completion of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957, travel to St. Ignace became much easier. St. Ignace is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Upper Peninsula.”

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Lighthouse Passport

November 30th, 2018

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This is the Official USLHA Passport – Blue vinyl cover, similar in appearance to an official United States passport. These passports allow you collect stamps with each visit to a new lighthouse. 

Shipping Included.

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Shipwrecks of the Upper Great Lakes

November 30th, 2018

Shipwrecks of the Upper Great Lakes: Widescreen DVD

Shipping incuded.

We are in our home state of Michigan for this edition of Dive Travel. Many have asked us to dive and explore a few of the thousands of shipwrecks in the northern part of our Great Lakes.

On this show we visit eight wrecks, two in Lake Michigan: the Eber Ward, sunk in 1909;and the Sandusky, sunk in 1856 during the civil war. We visit two in Lake Huron: the Cedarville, the third largest shipwreck in the Great Lakes, sunk in 1965;and the William Barnnam. In Lake Superior, just off Munising, we visit four: the Steven M. Selvick, a 71 city class tugboat;the Herman H. Hettler, a 200 three-masted steam barge;the Smith Moore, a 226 wooden hulled steamer;and the Bermuda, a 145 schooner.

The Lower Peninsula is connected to the upper peninsula of Michigan by way of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, built in 1957 as the worlds longest suspension bridge at five miles long. Today it still holds the title as the third longest in the world. Topside we tour Mackinaw City, St Ignace, and Mackinac Island, an island locked Somewhere in Time where the movie was filmed.

We take an exciting, open air bi-plane flight over the Mackinac Bridge and Sault Ste. Marie and the world famous Soo Locks. We will also tour some of the areas historic light houses, Tahquamenon Falls, then visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. We culminate our visit in Munising where we dive at the Alger Underwater Diving Preserve and take a breathtaking sunset cruise along the famous Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. So, sit back and enjoy the adventure!

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St. Ignace Car Culture -Collector’s Edition!

November 19th, 2018

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