A Michicago newspaper is reporting another Routing snafu and the MapPoint online mapping service.
MSN - "the Internet mapping service she consulted before a recent drive between her home in northside Muskegon and a relative's in suburban Detroit."
"The site -- Microsoft's counterpart to services such as Mapquest and Google maps -- recommended she drive to Muskegon, load herself and car on the Lake Express cross-lake ferry, and head for Milwaukee. From there, she was to drive around the southern edge of Lake Michigan through Chicago, then follow I-96 to Detroit."
The quickest and shortest routes suggested were each about 150 to 200 miles longer than the 200 direct route on land!
My guess is that some part of the road network is not stiched together properly.
Read the full article at -- MLive.com: Everything Michigan