Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Finish Line

The Illinois Waterway is 325 miles from downtown Chicago to its convergence with the Mississippi River in Grafton, IL. This stretch of the trip includes 8 locks where waiting a couple of┬áhours for barge traffic is not uncommon. The scenery … Continue reading

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SE Lake Michigan & The Windy City

The Musical Fountain show on our last evening in Grand Haven did not disappoint, with different songs played than the previous night. I’m glad we got to see the beautiful ever-changing lighted fountains a second time. We got going fairly … Continue reading

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Mackinac Island and NE Lake Michigan

We shoved off from Hessel on the 24th of July and did a short cruise to Mackinac Island. We were fortunate to get a slip right on the island, as the famous Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race had just ended, … Continue reading

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