From the Archive: The Race to Mackinac

Daniel Hautzinger
The Race to Mackinac.

Friday, July 28, at 7:30 pm, Islands Without Cars explores the idyllic Michigan retreat of Mackinac Island. A National Historic Landmark, treasured vacation spot, and noted architectural and cultural beacon, the island is also the finish line of the famous Race to Mackinac, the world's oldest and longest freshwater sailboat race. In 2000, WTTW's Geoffrey Baer took part in the 300-mile race as a member of an eight-person team manning the boat Radiance. Along the way, discover iconic sights along the lake, hear exciting Lake Michigan lore, and learn about the history of this special race.