The year is 1952 and the Mackinac Bridge is still in the talking stages. GLCC members, who passed through the Straits of Mackinac on their way to the North Channel and beyond, had a very different view. En route, they probably visited one or more of these locations. Step back in time when the gateway to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was still by ferry. When the current marinas, future sites of GLCC Rendezvous, are yet to be built. To see the 1952 Harbor report for Mackinac City, St Ignace and Mackinac Island click here. As a footnote, the Mackinac Bridge was officially opened on Nov. 1, 1957 making it, until 1998, the longest suspension bridge in the world.