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New Webcam Shares Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac with the World

A new, interactive webcam, broadcasting from Michigan's Mackinac Island, is now on-line at http://www.boatnerd.com/livecam/mackinac.htm. The webcam, located on the top of the island's historic Chippewa Hotel Waterfront offers a 340-degree view of the activity on Mackinac Island and vessel activity on Lake Huron. The webcam can be controlled from any on-line personal computer and is active 24 hours daily.

"The camera will allow viewers to enjoy the view of Round Island Lighthouse with the ferries coming in and out of the harbor or turn to view Historic Fort Mackinac with the iconic horses and buggies parked in front or turn to view downtown Mackinac Island" said Dave Wobser of www.boatnerds.com. "The camera can be controlled by any computer in the world with the ability to zoom in and out and is one of the best locations on the lakes to have a webcam," Wobser added. "On the island, or on the lake, there's always something to see."

The Mackinac Island Webcam is a funded by Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping (BoatNerd.Com) with collaboration from the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau and the Chippewa Hotel. "The timing couldn't be better with the 100thRunning of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac just around the corner" said the Tourism Bureau's executive director, Mary McGuire Slevin "now the families of the sailors can actually see the guys cross the finish line, which is in itself historic, we are very grateful to our guardians of the Great Lakes at www.boatnerds.com for this technology on Mackinac Island."



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