Michigan City to Chicago ; Sept 7

After 6 days, and a 2 day delay due to Wind/Waves, we finally made the journey from Michigan City to Chicago yesterday. Small craft warnings expired at 10am, we left at 10:30am. It was a bumpy ride (photos don’t show it). We are looking forward to some river boating.
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Dusable Harbor is a very large marina. When you enter the large harbor, you have to pass by a LOT of sailboats moored on the left, then the full marina. There are about 400 slips in the marina. Dusable Harbor is located just south of the Chicago River Lock, Navy Pier, and the Ferris Wheel. Dusable is located just north of Soldier Field, and just east of Grant & Millennium Parks.
Here is the view from our slip.
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Last night on our arrival night, we did part of the river walk and ate dinner at Dick’s Last Resort. The waitress at Dicks was very rude, I guess that is their claim to fame. After a long day on the water, I was ready to chill out not be treated rude. After a short conversation, she altered Dicks normal protocol to be nice.
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This morning we went to the Sears Tower, now named The Willis Tower. It was built in 1973, and is still the 2nd tallest building in the USA and 16th tallest in the world (108 stories/1450ft). The building was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as part of its lease agreement for a large portion of the building. The Willis Group is a brokerage company based in London.
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Tonight we expect my brother Kenny & girlfriend Carla to arrive about 5pm and join us for some weekend fun in the Windy City.

 

6 thoughts on “Michigan City to Chicago ; Sept 7

  1. Glad you have safely made it to calmer waters. Chicago is a great town. Go there by train each year with a DYC group.Loving the posts. Making the trip vicariously.

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  2. Hi Murphs! Just getting caught up after a few days off of blog reading due to “goin boat’n” myself! Love the pics of the Windy City! I hope you continue to enjoy your time there! I don’t know if its still running, but there is a nice tour run by the Chicago Architecture Society or something like that. They take you out on a big tour boat and you get a guided tour by a volunteer who describes the architecture of Chicago along the river. Each tour is different based on the experience of the volunteer but we have always found them to be a highlight of our visits.

    Just wondering about what the state of mooring will be in Florida in a few months… Does that concern you or is there enough time to get things sorted?

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    1. Thx Shannon,
      Yes we have heard about the Architecture Tour from several folks, we may do it today before we leave tomorrow.
      Not sure yet what the Looping future months hold, need to wait and see damage level in Florida later this week and hopefully talk to the folks in our 2 main marinas in Fort Myers Beach & Key West. I feel so bad even thinking about what Jonell & I will do, when the folks down there are in such a high state of risk. Keep the prayers going for them

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  3. blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Dude you picked a hell of a year to be boating and heading south.  God bless the Florida and Texas folks.  Be careful and maybe reconsider your plans.  

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