Wood Chart Straights of Mackinac
This beautiful map of the Straits of Mackinac is a 3-D nautical wood map featuring Michigan's Straits of Mackinac.
Long ago, before rail lines had made it out to Chicago, most immigrants reached the Midwest and Great Plains by boat through this strait. It's narrow enough to freeze over in the winter so, unfortunately, this convenient mode of transportation wasn't a year-round affair for our ancestors. Today we're fortunate to have powerful icebreakers to clear our way and a beautiful bridge to connect Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
Points of Interest: Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Mackinac Island, Blois Blanc Island, Round Island, Cheboygan, and Old Mill State Park.
- Chart Location: Straights of Mackinac, Michigan
- Material: Baltic Birch
- Dimensions: 24.5" x 31"
- Ready to hang solid wood frame with quality acrylic dust cover
- Intricate detail
Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), Wood Charts uses laser-cutters to carve the contours into sheets of Baltic birch and glue them together to create a powerful visual depth. They hand stain select layers a blue-green so it's easy to discern land from water, etch major byways into the land, then frame the whole thing in a custom, solid wood frame, protected with a sheet of durable, ultra-transparent acrylic and ready to hang.
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