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Postcards of the Straits of Mackinac

Many people traveled throughout the region and travel across the Straits of Mackinac. Prior to 1957 the car ferries were the only method to travel from the lower pennisula to the upper pennisula of Michigan. Many of the vacationers sent postcard to their friends and families telling of their wonderful trip across the Straits of Mackinac. Here are some of the wonderful postcards and the comments from the people who sent them.

Written on this postcard:

Aug. 14th, 1938

Dear Martha, Went across the Straight of Mackinac in this boat.Went to the locks and saw ships come in. Had a fish dinner today. Injoyed your card very much. We may get back for the fair. I got my record books in on time. Yours Truly Ann Elaine

Written on this postcard:


Hi, Here we are at Mackinaw drove over 500 miles yesterday haven't figured how much we did today No cabins in Mackinaw unless we wanted to take a double for $8.00 staying at Hotel Windemere have a lovely room but manager very crabby when I asked about dinning room. Tell you more when I see you. Evelyn's legs are stiff from climbing. and this is only the begining. signed Evlyn and Millis

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