Great Lakes Cruise

September 6, 2001
Mackinac Bridge / Mackinac Island

This was our first day at sea. We traveled north through the Mackinac Straits to Mackinac Island in Lake Huron.

Approach to the Mackinac Straits and the Mackinac Bridge - views from the ship.

The Mackinac Bridge spans the Mackinac Straits between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in the world and the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere. The total length of the bridge is 26,372 feet.

Hordes looking at a bridge
Panoramic view of the bridge

Mackinac Island

The Grand Hotel The famous Grand Hotel as seen from a carriage.
Bill with horse Bill contemplating horse. Or is it horse contemplating Bill?
Arch rock The arch rock. No climbing, please
View of MS Columbus It's our ship viewed from Arch Rock!