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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island, Michigan
County of Mackinac.
Across straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City
National Register Number: 66000397
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Mackinac Island State Park: http://www.MackinacParks.com.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/mackinac.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Mackinac Island's strategic location in the center of the Great Lakes and its striking natural beauty have combined to give it a role of outstanding importance in the development of the American economy and cultural values. Contains Fort Mackinac and many other buildings relating to the fur trade. American control of the island was secured by the Treaty of Ghent (1814). Northern headquarters of Astor's American Fur Company until 1840s.

Intense development pressures are affecting the NHL. Modifications to exteriors of structures by private owners are harmful to the integrity of the island.

Inappropriate construction/alterations.

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