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2009-10-22 09:42:00

ST. IGNACE, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever 'Free Bridge Fare Day' on November 1, in honor of the 52nd anniversary of the first crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. The Health System foundation is working in partnership with First National Bank of St. Ignace and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to commemorate this historic moment. "At a time when healthcare in this country is likely on the brink of...

2009-09-29 05:00:00

PETOSKEY, Mich., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMS Land Company reports that significant progress has been made in addressing environmental issues related to the defunct cement plant that once operated on the shores of Little Traverse Bay. The abandoned site was redeveloped in 1994 into what are now Resort Township's East Park and the Bay Harbor Resort. August water monitoring results verify that pH readings above the action level of nine have been virtually eliminated and human...

2009-08-26 09:18:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.4 million Michiganians will travel during the 2009 Labor Day holiday, according to a recent AAA survey. This year, Labor Day falls on Sept. 7, a full week after last year, at a time when many families are preparing for school opening. Nationally, Labor Day travel is anticipated to be down 13 percent from last year. "However, lower gas prices, combined with end of summer discounts and deals offered by travel providers, are...

2009-07-31 10:08:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Island has been known as a gathering place for centuries, so it is fitting that classical, jazz, folk, country and rock musicians will gather from Tuesday, August 18 through Thursday, August 20, 2009 for the 5th Annual Mackinac Island Music Festival. Presented by Great Turtle Festivals and the Mackinac Arts Council, performances abound around the car-less Island's pubs and historic Mission Point Theatre and include the classic...

2009-07-21 08:10:00

LANSING, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time sailing fans around the world will be able to monitor the Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race with Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking technology available exclusively at michigan.org/gps. This year marks 85 consecutive years for this premier event on Lake Huron organized by Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club. The historic race begins in Port Huron on July 25 with more than 250 sailboats and 2,500 crew members headed north for the...

2009-05-14 10:00:00

DETROIT, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit's Bayview Yacht Club, one of the of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the world, announced today that Travel Michigan, a division of Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has come aboard as the 2009 title sponsor for its annual Port Huron to Mackinac race event. The Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race sets sail on Saturday, July 25, 2009. This year will mark 85 consecutive years for the world class event that will set sail from...

2009-05-12 12:49:00

Travel bargains and pent-up demand drive slight increase DEARBORN, Mich., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 1.1 million Michiganians will travel during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, launching the start of the 2009 summer travel season, says AAA Michigan. According to a national survey conducted for AAA by IHS Global Insight, lower fuel prices and travel bargains will contribute to a small-but-psychologically-significant uptick in travel for Michigan during the Memorial Day holiday -...

2009-04-27 12:19:52

Lake Michigan water levels, which dropped to near-record lows in 2008, are up this year because of wetter weather, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. The corps said that compared with April 2008 numbers, Lake Michigan water levels have increased by nearly 9 inches, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Sunday. Figures indicate that compared with January 2008, when the lake was at a near-record low, levels have increased by more than 2 feet. Corps meteorologist Keith Kompoltowicz, who is...

2009-02-23 09:49:00

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pure Michigan tourism message will reach further in 2009 thanks in part to a record level of participation in the Travel Michigan Advertising Partnership Program. The state's tourism office will match dollar-for-dollar the $1.7 million committed by 51 participating communities and organizations, for a joint $3.4 million to fund 23 Pure Michigan in-state and out-of-state advertising campaigns promoting summer and fall tourism in 2009, according...

2009-02-09 11:09:06

An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,' Holley said of his discovery. This is...


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Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

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