Thursday, September 8, 2011
Day 372 Harborside Marina
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Sunrise over the Chicago Lighthouse
Jeremiah leaves DuSable Harbor
Sunrise shines on the Chicago skyline
Our last look at Navy Pier
Entering the Chicago Lock
Trump International Tower
Jeremiah leaving downtown Chicago
Fish barrier intended to keep Asian Carp out of Lake Michigan
It was a grueling 9-1/2 hour day with temperatures in the 90s and a heat index of over 100, but we began our journey through Illinois. We traveled down the Chicago River, through downtown Chicago, past the barges in the Chicago Sanitary Canal, past Joliet on the Illinois River, through 3 locks, under 72 bridges and finally stopped at Harborside Marina at Wilmington, Illinois. What a day. After the beauty of downtown Chicago, we encountered the most industrial and unattractive part of the loop. All of us were exhausted and glad to be at the marina.
We checked out the restaurant, but had a quiet evening on board.
Total miles: 54 Total bridges: 72 Total locks: 3
Posted by Brenda & Jim Hampton at 12:50 PM