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Beaver Island is the biggest isle in Lake Michigan. It is part of the Beaver archipelago and was once home to unique American religious monarchy ("Mormon kingdom"). Today, the island is a popular tourist destination.
- Beaver Island lies 32 ml (51 km) from Charlevoix city (Quebec) on mainland Canada, and can be reached by boat or aircraft. The island features two airports - a public and a private one.
- The island is famous mostly for its forests, beaches and recreational harbour.
- During most of the year, Beaver Island Boat Company runs an auto ferry service out of Charlevoix. Daily service is available May through September, and the ferry is closed January through March. Cruisers are advised to check weather before boarding, because rough waves often cause "sea sickness". Visitors who wish to bring their own vehicles have to make reservations in advance. The trip takes just over 2 hours (up to 2 1/2 hours) depending on weather and which of the ferries is used.
Beaver Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Beaver Island dock (anchor) at Charlevoix - port town on the northwestern coast of Lake Michigan.