Lost Port of Mackinac Papers Part Two
By the early 1800's life in the Straits of Mackinac was already old – people had worked and settled the area for more than 100 years. But it was an unsettling time nonetheless as Britain and the newly-formed United States battled to control the area so that economic and naval control of the Great Lakes would follow. In Part One of the “Lost Port of Mackinac Papers” we told you about the discovery of more than 300 historic documents that are providing a more in-depth look at the period between 1800-1825 in the straits. Now in Part Two we'll take a look at some of the characters who shaped the area for better or for worse. Kaz and Corey have a look at the divided loyalties of the time through the people who lived through it.