Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trip 62: Old Chicago Coast Guard Station

Date: August 25, 2010
Trip: 62
Landmarks Visited: 1
Landmarks To-Date: 173
Landmarks Remaining: 180

Wednesday after work I rode my bike south on the lake path and over the Chicago River to see the Old Chicago Coast Guard Station, which is now the Chicago Marine Safety Station. Basically, it's the police station on the lake.

The building is located where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. I intentionally did not say the mouth of the Chicago River, because it looks like more of a canal from this vantage point. The locks that help keep the Chicago River from diverting too much Lake Michigan water are located nearby the station.

The building itself looks more like it belongs in New England than in Chicago. In the background of a couple of the photos you can see the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier, which is located north of the Chicago River. The white ball is the helium balloon ride that was recently added near Navy Pier.

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