The Straits of Mackinac, MI

The Straits of Mackinac, MI

This strait carries a name venerated in American Indian lore (pronounced “Mack-in-aw”) or “the turtle,” whose back supports the world according to one tradition.

The Straits of Mackinac, like all narrow passes, have long been considered an area of potential strategic importance and (at times) a navigational challenge.

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