Mackinac, Straits of
geographical name channel N Michigan connecting Lake Huron & Lake Michigan; 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) wide at narrowest point

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  • Mackinac, Straits of — Channel connecting Lake Michigan with Lake Huron. Forming an important waterway between the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan, U.S., the straits are 30 mi (48 km) long and 4 mi (6 km) wide at their narrowest point. They are spanned by the… …   Universalium

  • Mackinac, Straits of — channel betw. Lakes Michigan and Huron; ab. 5 mi. wide and 40 mi. long …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Mackinac, Straits of — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Straits of Mackinac — Location map Michigan label =The Straits of Mackinac label size = position = bottom background = lon dir=W lat dir=N lat deg = 45 lat min = 48 lat sec = 50 lon deg = 84 lon min = 45 lon sec =00 mark = marksize = border = caption = Located between …   Wikipedia

  • Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve — The Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve is a 148 mi² (383 km²) state preserve in and around the Straits of Mackinac. The preserve is divided in two by the Mackinac Bridge. The waters of the preserve include the waters offshore from Mackinaw… …   Wikipedia

  • Straits of Mackinac — Sp Mãkinako sąsiauris Ap Straits of Mackinac L JAV (tarp Huronų ir Mičigano ež.) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Mackinac — Mackinaw or related spellings is the name of several different places and things, mostly related to the area where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Mackinac is a derivation of a Menomini or Ojibwe word Michilimackinac and is pronounced IPA|… …   Wikipedia

  • Mackinac Island — Island in the Straits of Mackinac, southeastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, U.S. It is 3 mi (5 km) long. It was an ancient Indian burial ground called Michilimackinac when the British built a fort there in 1780. After the U.S. took possession in …   Universalium

  • Straits — (as used in expressions) Florida Straits of Mackinac Straits of Straits Question Straits Settlements * * * …   Universalium

  • Mackinac Falls — is a drowned 100 foot (30 m) high waterfall formation under the waters of Lake Huron. The formation, which lies approximately 1 mile (1.5 km) east of Arch Rock on Mackinac Island, was the former outflow point for water flowing eastward from… …   Wikipedia

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