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(ˈmækɪˌnɔː; -ˌnæk)
(Placename) a wooded island in N Michigan, in the Straits of Mackinac (a channel between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan): an ancient Indian burial ground; state park. Length: 5 km (3 miles)
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(ˈmæk əˌnɔ)

1. Straits of, a strait between Upper and Lower Michigan, connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan.
2. an island at the entrance of this strait. 3 mi. (5 km) long.
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The geographical location of the Straits of Mackinac forces anyone traveling between Lakes Huron and Michigan to pass through those narrows.
MANISTIQUE, Mich: Mackinac Financial Corporation approved a cash dividend by its Board of Directors on June 19, 2018.
Directors of Michigan, US-based Mackinac Financial Corp.
The Soldiers of Fort Mackinac: An Illustrated History
Synopsis: Fort Mackinac in the city of Mackinac Island, Michigan, on Mackinac Island, was home to more than 4,500 British and U.S.
The $979 million IBM Southeast Employees Credit Union said it finalized the acquisition of the $109 million Mackinac Savings Bank in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow want federal Department of Transportation Director Anthony Foxx to reclassify underwater pipeline segments, such as the Enbridge Line 5, under the Mackinac Straits as separate "offshore" facilities.
If Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge's twin, 62-year-old underwater pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were to burst, areas from Harbor Springs on the Lake Michigan side down to Saginaw Bay and the Thumb area on the Lake Huron side could be affected by the escaping oil, the latest computer modeling research shows.
He told a local free market think tank, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, that the authorities only seemed interested in taking items that would fetch a good price at auction.
provided the venue on Lake Charlevoix for 50 young Detroit activists to hold a conference as an alternative to the Mackinac Policy Conference which occurred May 27 - 30 on Mackinac Island.
As unions sued to block the law, a memo from the Michigan Education Association, acquired by the free market Mackinac Center for Public Policy, suggested the union might consider legal actions against its own members to collect dues should they try to terminate their memberships before their agreements end.
THE SCENTS OF LILACS, FUDGE, and horse manure mingle to form the distinctive aroma of Mackinac Island in early June, The tourist season is not yet in full swing; it starts in earnest with the Lilac Festival, the first day of which will be our final day on the island.