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Identifier: laketourtopictur01detr
Title: A lake tour to picturesque Mackinac; historical and descriptive
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: [Detroit and Cleveland steam navigation co.] [from old catalog] Whitcomb, Cummings D. [from old catalog]
Publisher: Detroit, Mich., O. S. Gulley, Bornman & co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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hem the post. During the war of 1812, the Island was surrendered to the British,and again restored to the United States by a treaty signed December24, 1814. The first steamboat to arrive at Mackinac was the Walk-in-the-Waterin 1819. Mackinac Island contains two thousand two hundred and twenty-one acres, of which the national park contains eight hundred and twenty-one acres, and the military reservation one hundred and three acres.The natural scenery is unsurpassed. Nature seems to have exhaustedherself in the manifold objects of interest which meet the eye in everydirection. The lover of Mother Earth will hardly grow weary of wan-dering through its. shaded glens, and climbing over its rugged rocks,each day bringing to light some new object of beauty and interest.Every spot has some wild Indian legend attached to it, some of whichthe author of Hiawatha has put into English verse. Hiawatha is theMena-bosho of the Algonquins, and the Island of Mackinac was con-sidered his birth-place. 86

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A Lake Tour to Picturesque Mackinac It was visited in 1669 by that pioneer of civilization, Father Allouez,who became much interested, and left records of the Indian folk loreof the place. Mackinac village is a perfect curiosity in itself. Situated at the footof the bluff, upon the brow of which stands the fort, it extends for adistance of a mile around the beach. The buildings are a mixture ofthe modern and antique, some of which were brought from Old Macki-naw when the town and fort were removed from that point after themassacre of June 4, 1763. Many of the fences are of the original pali-sade style. Schoolcraft, who visited it in 1820, says: Nothing can exceed thebeauty of this Island. It is a mass of calcareous rock rising from thebed of Lake Huron, and reaching a height of more than three hundredfeet above the water. Some of its cliffs shoot up perpendicularly, andtower in pinnacles like half ruined gothic steeples. It is cavernous insome places, and in these caverns the ancient

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