Sunday, September 5, 2010

Calumet River

Our first time in the river system went very well! Kids make their own fun of the day before school starts!

Had some really low bridge clearances of 18'4" and we can go under 17' 9"...a very close one!

This is where the Calumet Sag Harbor meets the Illinois River.

The fish barrier for the Asian Carp was a "nonevent" really!

Waited in a strong wind and heavy current for 1:45 to go into the Lockport Lock today.  It took us down 40 feet (which was the fastest part).  Very interesting to see! We met three other "Looper" boats in the lock and spent the night at the Joliet wall with them.