Before the Bridge: The Story of the Mackinac Straits Ferries

Today, travelers cross the Mackinac Straits without ever leaving their cars, but until 1957 it was necessary to take a break from highway driving in order to cross on one of the many state-operated ferries. The car ferries operated along with the famous train ferry Chief Wawatam. While the 'Chief' operated into the 1970s, car ferry service ended on November 1, 1957, the day the Mighty Mac was opened Take a trip with us back in time and see what straits travel was like before the Bridge. Through the use of rare color footage and interviews with former ferry workers, we'll make this journey possible. From the award winning producer of the Mighty Mac.

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