Mackinac Island in Winter
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Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Grand Hotel

I walked slowly back up to the Grand Hotel, taking pictures along the way. I took over 200 photos during this day trip. 

I walked past the front of the Grand Hotel to West Bluff Road and its gorgeous huge Victorian Homes, where I took photos of the Straits of Mackinac, Mackinac Bridge, ice fishermen, and the 1000-foot Great Lakes freighter Edgar B. Speer.

West Bluff Road - Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Victorian homes along Mackinac Island's West Bluff Road.

Freighter passing under the Mackinac Bridge in winter.
Edgar B. Speer passing under the 7 mile distant Mackinac Bridge.

Snowmobile on ice in the Straits of Mackinac.
Ice fisherman returning to town

Round Island Lighthouse with ice and snow - Michigan Great Lakes
Round Island Lighthouse from the Grand Hotel

Returning to the Grand Hotel, I took some photos on the 660-foot porch. This was the first time that I have seen the porch without its dozens of wicker chairs, and bright yellow awnings.

Grnad Hotel porch in winter - Mackinac Island, Michigan
Grand Hotel porch (prints & cards of this photo)

Grand Hotel lobby in witer.
Grand Hotel lobby (through window)

Grand Hotel porch stairs in winter
Main porch staircase

I worked my way back toward town, then down to the waterfront facing the Round Island Lighthouse. 

old style red telephone booth (Tardis)
Telephone booth across the street from the Grand Hotel.

Michigan Governor's summer home
Michigan Governor's summer mansion at left. Fort Mackinac at right.

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