Stayed in Joliet Today

We tried to continue south on the river today but the Brandon Road Lock just down stream from here was closed all day.  Late in the day one pleasure craft and Barge/tow came up river.  We have not seen any more since those two that were in the lock together.   The wall here is now about full with boats waiting for the lock.  Hopefully tomorrow it reopens and we can get through.

Here are a few images from the last few days.

 

Approaching Chicago

Approaching Chicago

 

 

Barges Staged South of Chicago 2

Barges Staged South of Chicago

 

Barges Staged South of Chicago 2

Barges Staged South of Chicago 

 

Capt Pete Pusher Tug

Capt Pete Pusher Tug

 

Chicago Panoramic from DuSable Marina

Chicago Panoramic from DuSable Marina

 

 

Command Bridge on Sanctuary

Command Bridge on Sanctuary

 

Flying Kites while crossing Lake Michigan

Flying Kites while crossing Lake Michigan

 

 

Good Year Blimp Out over Lake Michigan

Good Year Blimp Out over Lake Michigan

 

 

Last Call Approaching Chicago

Last Call Approaching Chicago

Last Call Approaching Chicago

 

In the Lock at Lockport IL 2

In the Lock at Lockport IL 

 

 

In the Lock at Lockport IL

In the Lock at Lockport IL

 

Alan and Karen on Last Call

Alan and Karen on Last Call

 

 

Last Call in Chicago Lock 2

Last Call in Chicago Lock

 

 

 

Last Call in Chicago Lock

Last Call in Chicago Lock

 

 

Trump Tower

Trump Tower

 

Sears Tower(Willis) in Chicago

Sears Tower(Willis) in Chicago

 

Last Call out in Lake MI

Last Call out in Lake MI

 

Leaving Saugatuck

Leaving Saugatuck

 

 

Pusher Tugs at Joliet

Pusher Tugs at Joliet

 

 

 

Sanctuary on the wall in Joliet

Sanctuary on the wall in Joliet

 

 

Skip Jack Pusher Tug

Skip Jack Pusher Tug

 

Stephen Colby Pusher Tug

Stephen Colby Pusher Tug

 

 

Steve and Teresa on bow in Chicago Ship Canal

Steve and Teresa on bow in Chicago Ship Canal

 

 

Teresa and Amanda on the wall at Lockport IL

Teresa and Amanda on the wall at Lockport IL

 

 

8 replies
  1. Henk Witte
    Henk Witte says:

    Your commentary and pictures bring back many, many great memories of our two loops. Hopefully all goes well for your trip.

    Henk and Thressa

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    • Teresa Lasher
      Teresa Lasher says:

      Glad to share and know that our journey and pictures bring back great memories as we make some new ones of our own. Hard to believe this day marks seven days of our Great Loop. Fondly, Steve & Teresa

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  2. Jack Wolf
    Jack Wolf says:

    Steve and Teresa – We check this site often and view your progress. We also enjoy the photos and commentary. LYH was officially closed yesterday and had a good team effort. Steve – Jerry and I removed your dinghy platform and will put it back in the spring. All the best and safe travels – Jack and Anneke

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