Marc's Ark Marc & Michele McCoy

Our Great Loop Adventure 

Harborside Marina, Wilmington, IL

After reducing the height of the Ark from 19’ to 16’; we cruised Lake Michigan, back through the Chicago Harbor Lock and the City of Chicago on the Chicago River, past barges & barge terminals on the Calumet River, then through the Fish Barrier (electrical barrier to help stop the Asian Carp from reaching Lake Michigan), the Lockport & the Brandon Road Locks including having opened six Joliet highway and R/R bridges (plus the Amtrak Bridge earlier), and the Des Plaines River to where we purchased the Ark in 2006.  I am not sure that was even close to a correct sentence, but it was a similar busy & great day.  I am a ‘River Rat’ and I feel at home.

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