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Michigan 1st District Photo of the Day — Mackinac County

Tonight's #PhotoOfTheDay comes from St. Ignace. Deborah Lawson captured the guardians of the Northern Great Lakes patrolling waters in the background of an ice shanty, an emblem of our economically vibrant fishing/tourism industry in Northern Michigan.

TUES. FEB. 1, 2022

ST. IGNACE, Mich. — Dr. Bob Lorinser, candidate for US Congress in Northern Michigan and the U.P., is showcasing a scenic photo of the day series, featuring landscape images from across the district.

Constituents are welcome to submit photos to

Tonight's #PhotoOfTheDay is by Deborah Smith-Lawson of a U.S. Coast Guard ship and ice fishing shanty in St. Ignace. "This was a wonderful depiction of our area," said Deborah.


The Straits of Mackinac are major shipping lanes, providing passage for raw materials and finished goods and connecting, e.g., the iron mines of Minnesota to the steel mills of Gary, Indiana. The U.S. Coast Guard's missions in the area include search and rescue (SAR), homeland security, maritime law enforcement, ice rescue, and waterways management.

Since 1896, these guardians of the northern great lakes have been crushing it.

Ice fishing shantytowns, season-specific tournaments and community of anglers that crop up during the winter months in Michigan's First District also contribute to an economically vibrant fishing and tourism industry for Northern Michigan.

Great capture, Deborah. Thank you for sharing.

Visit Dr. Bob Lorinser's Facebook page and for daily updated featured photography from all district counties.


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