Canal Trip Day One

On Monday July 13, we began the first day of our canal trip.  We started at the commemorative plaque for Pete Marquette.  This is located on the Damen Ave. bridge over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.  It commemorates the death of this pioneering explorer.  We were also able to take pictures of the canal and a deserted grain elevator.
     Next we traveled to Willow Springs and were able to take multiple photographs.  From here we went to Lemont and walked several blocks in both directions.   From here, we went to Lockport.  We visualized  Lock 1, (Lock 2 could not be made out), the Norton Building, the Gaylord Building and the former Headquarters of the I and M Canal.  This is obviously undergoing extensive renovation.  From here we visualized the old Iron Works in Joliet.  Thus ends day one of our trip.  Photos will follow after we return home.

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