First stop was in Ottawa at the site of the intersection of the former lateral canal with the Illinois Michigan Canal. At this site, there is a shelter built by the CCC during the depression. Considering its age, it is in fairly good condition.
The only evidence of the lateral canal is a set of masonry abutments. These were for a towpath bridge over the lateral canal. The canal site is now Canal Street.
Next I visited the site of the Reddick Mansion in Ottawa
Next a short trip to Seneca, Il. We took pictures of the old Rock Island railroad station. This is in the process of being renovated. We noted progress in this project from last year. Across the street, there appears to be an abandoned tavern building[/caption