Bois Blanc Island is commonly known as Bob-lo by the island's
residents and is the largest of the three islands in the Mackinac
Straits. The island is heavily forested and marshy in many spots.
To really explore the island, a 4-wheeler RV is needed. A few
roads criss-cross the island, but real access to many places is
via narrow trails where only an RV can go. The island is a nature
Visitor and vehicle
access to the island is available via ferry from Cheboygan, MI.
Contact Plaunt Transportation
for ferry schedules.
Larger versions of these
photos of Bois Blanc Island in Michigan can be viewed by using a mouse rollover
or by using the Slideshow below. I hope you
enjoy my photos of Bois Blanc Island.
Bois Blanc Historical Marker
This historical marker, located at the Bois Blanc ferry landing, provides some historical information
about the island.
Old Log Cabin
There's a cluster of several very old, collapsed log cabins in the woods just off Fire Tower Road
on Bois Blanc Island.
Reflections In a Marsh
There are some large marshes on Bois Blanc Island. This is one.
This is a photo of Sand Bay along the western shore of Bois Blanc Island.
This is a photo of Sand Bay on the western end of Bois Blanc Island.
White-Tailed Deer #1410
Bois Blanc Isand is full of wildlife, including Golden Eagles, Wild Turkeys, Sand Hill Cranes, beaver,
White-Tailed Deer, Loons and on and on. It is truly a nature paradise.
Wild Turkey #1551
Bois Blanc Island is loaded with wildlife, including a sizeable number of Turkeys.
We saw a number of vultures periodically, usually hovering over the southern side of the island near
where the ferry lands.
Throughout my stay during mid and late May, the island had an abundance of spring wildflowers of
many types. This is a Marsh Marigold.
Sand Bay on Bois Blanc Island provides an excellent view of sunsets and the Mackinac Bridge.
Bois Blanc Sunset
This is a photo of a sunset on Bois Blanc Island.
Ship at Sunset
This is a photo of a freighter sailing off into a sunset.
Church of the Transfiguration
The Church of the Transfiguration sets in the center of the Pointe Aux Pins community on Bois Blanc Island.
Bois Blanc Historical Marker
This historical marker provides some interesting information about the island's past.
Steam Engine #1427
Hidden away from view, a serious explorer of Bois Blanc will find this old steam engine. The island has a long
history of logging. Lumber was moved by a steam-powered train and an old mill was powered by a steam
engine. I've yet to determine which application this engine powered.
Steam Engine #1460
This is another old steam engine found on Bois Blanc Island.
Old Truck #1463
This old truck resides near an old lumber mill situated on the west end of Bois Blanc Island.
Old Truck #1520
Not much of the old and worn out ever leaves a relatively isolated island like Bois Blanc. That gives
me the pleasure of photographing old junk cars and trucks like this one. They're always way out of
sight, so never become a bother.
Old Truck #1406
This old truck sits in the woods near the small, but modern Bois Blanc Island airport.
This is another old junked truck on Bois Blanc Island.
This is a photo of an old sawmill on Bois Blanc Island. More photos of the sawmill will soon be posted
on Bois Blanc Sawmill Photos Page. This old mill is
quite sophisticated and includes a four-sided planar.