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Caddywampus

Caddywampus. A good kind of crazy.

Our goal is to have a little something for everyone and most importantly things that will make you and others smile. Our store is full of wonderfully quirky items for you to give, and fun stuff for you to keep. Judging from the chuckles we hear around the store we have achieved our aim!

It’s the place to shop for eco-friendly gifts, hip home décor, paper goods, cool baby shower gifts and very funny books. Stretch those brain cells with our puzzles and games; re live your childhoods with our retro toys and enjoy all the products for fun in the kitchen and at the office. Don’t forget your four legged friends; we’ve got them covered too.

We have assembled an amazing array of products to bring a little something special to your day and hope that you can stop by and hang out for a while.

Happy shopping!

Located on Main Street underneath the Main Street Inn and Suites Hotel.

Open May through October.

Caddywampus
498 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
231-881-3972

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Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Little Luxuries is a little shop on Mackinac Island. We carry lovely gifts and hope you find something for yourself!

Our storefront is open May through October.

Little Luxuries is a sweet little shop in the center of downtown on Mackinac Island. We sell what we love… pretty candles, luxurious soaps, handbags, stationary, home decor, vintage pieces, and so much more.

We carry a little bit of everything!

Stop by and see us, we would love to chat with you and make you feel at home.

Located Under the Lilac Tree Hotel, Mackinac Island.

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island
7372-107 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-9980

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Monday August 14th, 2017 - 11:17 pm

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Sweet studs...
Click here to purchase: littleluxuriesofmackinac.com/collections/jewelry/products/at-round-stone-stud#2
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Sweet studs...
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Sunday August 13th, 2017 - 3:54 pm

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

More Jenna Kator Collection handbags arriving this week! ... See MoreSee Less

More Jenna Kator Collection handbags arriving this week!

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I wonder how many would be too many to own....? 😉 👛

What style is the black one in this picture?

Any new jewelry?

Sunday August 13th, 2017 - 8:29 am

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

It's been a week of goodbyes as our summer staff head back to college and start new chapters. Thanks for a great summer girls and best wishes! ... See MoreSee Less

Its been a week of goodbyes as our summer staff head back to college and start new chapters. Thanks for a great summer girls and best wishes!

Thursday August 3rd, 2017 - 11:16 pm

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Fort Mackinac and Historical Sites

 
While on Mackinac Island take some time to explore the island’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy live re-enactments of the soldier’s lives at Fort Mackinac, perched high on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Step inside the buildings of Historic Downtown Mackinac and experience a time that isn’t so long gone, at least not on Mackinac Island.

Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith’s hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself. Take time to smell the herb garden; ask questions; see original 18th-century French-Canadian architecture; hear the story of an accidental shooting that lead to a groundbreaking medical discovery. It all happened here—in these actual buildings. Make your story as unique as these buildings and the many experiences within them.

Fort Mackinac is open for the 2015 season from May 4 to October 28.

For complete information on the historical sites on Mackinac Island, as well as events and ticket sales, visit the Mackinac State Historic Parks website or call 906-847-3328.

Little Stone Church
The Union Congregational Church on Cadotte Avenue is well-known at the Little Stone Church of Mackinac Island. This historic church was built in 1904 using local fieldstone. The Little Stone Church welcomes both residents and visitors to Sunday worship services. The beautiful field stone church also serves as a perfect setting for weddings. In 2016 they are [...] more...

McGulpin House
The McGulpin House is a gable-roofed French Canadian “pièce sur pièce, à queue d`ronde” (squared horizontal logs with dovetail corners) structure. It was moved from its east-end location behind Ste. Anne’s (“Lot 14”) to its present location in 1982. Based on its construction techniques, it is clear that the house was probably built around 1780, [...] more...

Biddle House
The exact date of construction of the Biddle House is not known. The lot was first owned by John Ogilvy, briefly sold to John Campbell, and then to Robert Dickson. The building is first documented in 1797, but may date to as early as the 1780s. A one and a half story, gable-roofed structure, [...] more...

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop
The Benjamin Blacksmith Shop was located on the west end of Market Street (just past Cadotte Avenue, on the south side on “Benjamin Hill.”). Originally known as “Star Blacksmith Shop,” it was sold by William Jackson to Robert Benjamin and Frank Cummins in 1885. In 1900 Robert’s sixteen year old son Herbert took over operation [...] more...

American Fur Company Store and Dr. Beaumont Museum
The Straits of Mackinac was a center of the fur trade from the late 1680s. Beginning in 1815 activity was centered in John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company (AFC). The company agent’s home, clerks’ quarters and warehouse were located at the center of Market Street. There furs were processed and trade goods assembled. The Retail Store [...] more...

Mission Church
Mission Church has been restored to its 1830’s appearance. Walk up and down the aisles and see the restored church in its 1830’s-era glory. Open a pew door and sit inside, enjoying the peace and quiet of a church from the past. Each family had their own pew, as evident when entering this [...] more...

Fort Mackinac
Inside the stately stone walls it’s a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. More than just a military outpost, Fort [...] more...

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Doud’s Market

Doud’s Market is a family-owned grocery store since 1884.

We try our best to serve the community with fresh produce, meats, beer, wine, liquor, pizza, deli, coffee, and much more!

Don’t forget to visit our ‘grab n go’ section!

Grab a sandwich and enjoy the views of Mackinac in the park or biking around the island.

Homemade bread made daily!

Open daily 7:30am-11pm

Doud’s Market
7200 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3444

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Wednesday August 16th, 2017 - 10:05 am

Doud's Market

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We have a great deal on fresh cantaloupe while this supply lasts.  Ready to eat.  Come get yours today!

Tuesday August 15th, 2017 - 8:41 pm

Doud's Market

Doud's Market is open daily 7am-12am.
Fresh meat, produce, deli, pizza, baked goods, beer, wine, liquor and more!
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Douds Market is open daily 7am-12am. 
Fresh meat, produce, deli, pizza, baked goods, beer, wine, liquor and more!

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Awesome deli!

My kids love there salads we were there in July when asked what or where to go for lunch answer was douds for salads out of all the restaurants salads it was

Love this store

SHOP AT DOUDS.

Love the cherry chicken salad wrap!

Made several trips to Doud's while on the island. Loved it!

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Tuesday August 15th, 2017 - 12:05 am

Doud's Market

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Douds Market & Deli has a large selection of candy and nuts! Pick out your favorite!

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I love this section since their remodeling.

Wednesday August 9th, 2017 - 11:47 am

Doud's Market

The beginning, middle, and end. Roasted veggies rock! ... See MoreSee Less

The beginning, middle, and end.  Roasted veggies rock!

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That looks yummy.!! I love veggies

Friday August 4th, 2017 - 10:42 am

Doud's Market

This morning there was a rare treat on the island...and this is the start of it as seen from the airport...a DOUBLE RAINBOW! ... See MoreSee Less

This morning there was a rare treat on the island...and this is the start of it as seen from the airport...a DOUBLE RAINBOW!
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Nephew’s of Mackinac Island

Nephew's of Mackinac Island

Nephew’s of Mackinac Island
460 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3462

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Monday August 7th, 2017 - 10:06 am

Nephew's of Mackinac Island

It's that time of year!
Today is the first day of our Summer sale.
30% off selected women's clothing and shoes.
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Its that time of year! 
Today is the first day of our Summer sale. 
30% off selected womens clothing and shoes.

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Waah!! I want to go shopping!

Saturday July 29th, 2017 - 7:55 am

Nephew's of Mackinac Island

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Shop views July 29th.

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Looks fab!

Love Nephew's in the summer! So beautiful!

Gorge!

I love this store! Was there a few days ago

Sarah Kabacinski

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Saturday July 15th, 2017 - 7:34 am

Nephew's of Mackinac Island

Restocked and ready for a busy weekend... ... See MoreSee Less

Restocked and ready for a busy weekend...

Tuesday July 4th, 2017 - 6:20 pm

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Cute outfit..forget the giggle..lol

hopefully I'll be up there next year...looking for apts now 🙂

Tuesday July 4th, 2017 - 2:17 pm

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McGulpin House

McGulpin House

The McGulpin House is a gable-roofed French Canadian “pièce sur pièce, à queue d`ronde” (squared horizontal logs with dovetail corners) structure. It was moved from its east-end location behind Ste. Anne’s (“Lot 14”) to its present location in 1982. Based on its construction techniques, it is clear that the house was probably built around 1780, when Mackinac Island was first settled. It may even have been a house dismantled and moved to the island from Fort Michilimackinac at that time.

Origins of the House

Early land records suggest that there was a dwelling on Lot 14 owned by Charles Chandonet built prior to 1796. An 1805 map by Robert Dickson shows a dwelling on the property. The property was sold to Dr. David Mitchell in about 1808 who sold it to William McGulpin in 1817.

The McGulpin Family

William was the son of Patrick McGulpin and Mary Magdelene Crequi. Patrick, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, emigrated to North America in 1776 and eventually settled in Detroit, where he worked as a tailor. William, born in Detroit in 1791, was baptized into his mother’s Roman Catholic faith in 1793. A few years later, the family moved north to Mackinac Island. William grew up on the island. He married Madeleine Bourassa in 1815. For at least part of his life, William McGulpin worked as baker for the American Fur Company. He was also an active member of Ste. Anne’s Church, serving as a warden for several years.

Later History

The McGulpin family owned the property for more than sixty-two years. The west portion, noted above, was eventually torn down and a small addition was added to the east end. It passed through several owners after the 1870s, but remained an occupied dwelling until the 1970s.

The building was acquired by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in 1982 with the condition that it be moved. A new site was found on a vacant lot at Market and Fort Streets, opposite the Beaumont Museum. All the later additions were removed and only the original log portion was moved to the new site. After moving it was carefully restored with the help of Mackinac Associates.

McGulpin House
Mackinac State Historic Parks
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3328

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