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Took this picture in June 01, 2014 while on one of my fun times on this beautiful Mackinaw Island which is between Lake Michigan & Lake Huron.

Fort Mackinaw was built in the 1800's by the British Army during the American Revolutionary War, to replace the original one. Located on a bluff 150 feet above Mackinac Island Harbor. The original fort called: Fort Michillimack which was build 1714-1715 by the French to control the Fur Trade & more.

The Officers Quarters which you can see where the umbrellas are is the oldest building in the State of Michigan.

Check out the links it gives you the history of both fort in more detail.

Did some editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 to bring out more detail and richer colours.

Hope you enjoyed the bit of history of years passed.

Thank you in Advance for your Comment.

Have a Sunny Day, ♥ Skates

Entering this into the Current Contest, "History"


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08/09/14 5:51 PM GMT
Excellent shot well done Pat.
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08/09/14 6:00 PM GMT
Beautiful place well captured Pat.
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08/09/14 6:13 PM GMT
Good catch...Looks an Interesting place to visit..R.
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08/09/14 6:39 PM GMT
Been here Pat and you did a wonderful job on this - a very good entry for the contest.
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08/09/14 6:41 PM GMT
Very good capture from a good angle Pat. Also very good clarity overall. This will make a good entry for the contest.
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08/09/14 8:22 PM GMT
Thanks for an interesting narrative (including the two links) and accompanied by a wonderful appropriate photograph Pat.
Makes a good entry for the contest. Good Luck dear friend!

Regards, Cornelius.
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08/10/14 12:17 AM GMT
Wonderful piece of history and best wishes, Pat, in the contest!
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08/10/14 12:40 AM GMT
Beautiful looking place and great shot Pat!!! Good luck ;-)
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08/10/14 12:53 AM GMT
Beautiful scene and fine photo.
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08/10/14 12:53 AM GMT
What a splendid image, and works perfectly for the contest girlfriend. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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08/10/14 3:50 AM GMT
A fine old building and a wonderful image!
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08/10/14 6:35 AM GMT
A fine vantage point for this shot!....The history looks great too!
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"Never stop photographing. It is very likely that your best photograph has not yet been captured"> "You can observe a lot by just watching". - Yogi Berra
08/10/14 6:43 AM GMT
Nice view and great capture, Pat! Bravo...
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08/10/14 4:46 PM GMT
Very nice capture and lovely depth of field in the photo Pat and the colours are lovely hand vibrate in this post and there lots fir the eyes to feast on in this photo.Plus thanks for the history behind this photo as well .This scene as a look very much like scene that can be seen in the UK as well.
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08/10/14 7:15 PM GMT
Good angle and nice historical narrative Pat. Good entry for the contest.
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08/11/14 1:45 PM GMT
You choose a good angle to capture this historic building,
interesting narrative, too.
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08/11/14 10:20 PM GMT
My wife, son and I visited here in July of 2001 and it is one of the coolest destinations. The island boasts this fort, a unique village, a Grand Hotel with the longest covered porch in the U.S., and no vehicles except an ambulance. You get around the island be walking, bike rental, or by horse and buggy. The fort here is quite extensive and staffed by period-costumed and uniformed personnel who give living history demonstrations daily. The town and fort on this island came about by the near fatal attack, in 1763, on Fort Michilimackinac by local Indians commanded by Chief Pontiac. The anglo survivors fled Michilimacinac, located at the northernmost tip of Michigan's southern peninsula, for Mackinaw Island, where this photo comes from. I highly recommend both sites for visiting, along with the many fudge shops in Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, and on the island, as well as crossing the Big Mack bridge that cross the strait between the peninsulas. Nice capture, Pat, and thanks for the memory jolt.

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08/12/14 1:33 AM GMT
Pat - Leave it to the officers to have the patio and umbrellas! ;-) Terrific history presented here. Thad
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08/12/14 2:14 PM GMT
Very nice shot with our flag blowing in the wind Pat.
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08/16/14 4:19 AM GMT
Great capture. I certainly enjoy my visit in July.....
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08/17/14 4:05 AM GMT
this is a very unique place in Michigan, its one of those must see's nicely captured skates.
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08/18/14 11:18 AM GMT
An excellent entry for the History contest, Pat. Nicely photographed and presented. Bravo!
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08/22/14 7:02 AM GMT
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