Radio Made in Michigan
2:59 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

The 250th anniversary of the attack on Fort Michilimackinac

Memorial Day signals the start of the summer tourist season in Michigan, and the Straits of Mackinac is a traditional favorite for thousands of people. One of the area’s top attractions is Fort Michilimackinac, built by French fur traders in the early 1700's, and later turned into a British military outpost.

Each year, locals re-enact the era of colonial Michilimackinac, but 2013 marks an important milestone in its historic legacy.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery took a trip up north to learn more about the most dramatic event in the fort’s history.


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