Straits of Mackinac
Satellite Photos
Satellite Photo of the Straits of Mackinac
The Mackinac Bridge is very faintly visible linking Mackinaw
City (to the south) and St. Ignace to (to the north).
Mackinac Island is the small island to the right of St. Ignace.
The small islands in the upper right are the
Les Chenaux islands (The "Snows").
Photo taken 10/30/85. Courtesy of NASA

In this photo, Cheboygan, Michigan is visible in the lower, right corner. Bois Blanc Island (locally called Bob-lo) is the largest island, just above Cheboygan. The small Island between Bois Blanc and Mackinac Island is Round Island. Waugoshance Point is to the west of Mackinaw City and is part of Wilderness State Park, Michigan's largest state park.

Photo takeen 8/11/89. Courtesy of NASA.

This winter photo shows an ice covered Straits of Mackinac with the Mackinac Bridge showing as a faint line. The darker water to the east is new ice, with a tiny amount of dark open water in the lower right corner. During the winter, snow mobiles cross the ice between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island and between Cheboygan and Bois Blanc. The United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinac is stationed in the Cheboygan River.       Photo courtesy of NASA.

Mackinac Bridge Home Page
Mackinac Bridge

Seaplane Tour

Mackinac Island pictures
Mackinaw Island

Mackinaw City in Winter
Winter in Mackinaw

Straits of Mackinac Lighthouses
Straits Lighthouses

2001 Mackinac Brisge photos
Mackinac 2001

Live Bridge Cam

This much larger shot includes a portion of Little Traverse Bay, with Harbor Springs on its north coast and Petosky on its south coast, in the lower left. The St. Mary's River and Canada are visible upper right. Sault Ste Marie is in the upper center.

Carp Lake is visible, just south of Mackinac City. The smaller lake beneath it is Douglas Lake. The two lakes running north-south in the lower center are Burt Lake on the left and Mullet Lake on the right. The remaining large lake, to their right, is Black Lake

Original photos courtesy of NASA. Photo versions shown on this page and all text copyright 1997-2009 by Keith Stokes.
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