Wilmer (Bill) Taylor Rabe was the father of stone skipping competition in North America. Bill Rabe founded the Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Club (MISS&GC) with the inaugural Mackinac Island 4th of July Stone Skipping Contest in 1969. He continued to be the tournament director and for the next 23 years, until his death, endlessly promoted Mackinac Island and Stone Skipping nationally and internationally through broadcast and print media. Bill published The Boulder, the avant guard journal of stone skipping. He established and presided over the MISS&GC Winter Rules Committee Meeting. Bill was an inaugural inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2011.
Category: The Great Hall
The Great Hall is where you will find the legends of stone skipping that have been inducted into The Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Hall of Fame.
- Portraits line the walls of the Great Hall with a biography of each inductee.
- At the far end of the Great Hall is a magnificent domed apse, where the famed Tellefson Rock is displayed on a raised plinth.
- Decorum dictates that hushed voices only be used in the vicinity of the Tellefson Rock.
Please enjoy your time in the Great Hall.