Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paddling the Chicago Canyon

The Boys take a stroll down the Chicago River's Canyon section. The Chicago River is 156 miles long, and flows through Chicago, including the downtown Canyon area.
Though not especially long, the river is notable for the 19th century civil engineering feats that directed its flow south, away from Lake Michigan.

The weather was great and they even opened the locks so there were no portages down the streets of Chicago.

The Chicago River is quite a site during St. Patrick's Day - The celebration includes a river of green dye. The story behind the river of green is told here. Forty three years the Chicago River turns green ... www.greenchicagoriver.com/story.html

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