What a nice scenic view the Calumet River was. Despite the rumors of it being industrial and not scenic. It is industrial for the first 5 miles or so and shared the view of a working man/women. I like looking around and seeing we still have industrial jobs in the United States. The other way was we could of came was through the city of Chicago but they had more bridges and less clearance. I totally recommend the Calumet River.
Here is a photo of the entrance for the Calumet River
Our first barge passing. However, let me be politically correct and call it a (tow) in my eyes it’s not towing it’s pushing.
We passed 3 nice water falls
This is a boat on its side. Wonder if they will be pulled out or if they will become water art.
A view shot of the river.
We are going to be passed by a tow. Bryces AIS told him what the name of the vessel was: David E. So he radioed a head and asked them what side they wanted to passs us on. When the guy gave him a holler back and said “2 bells” Bryce belly laughs and replied back. “You’ll have to forgive me. I once knew that term but have long forgotten the meaning” the man’s voice replyed back “starboard side”then his voice disappeared. I told Bryce. Starboard is two Sybil’s for 2 bells so 1 bell would surely be for the port side. He laughed and agreed with me.
This winding twisting river had such a relaxing tone to it. The winds blew as we motored through Calumet. The air was warm so the breeze was very much welcomed.
This photo will bring our trip to an end on the Calumet River. The Chicago Sanitary blends in here with the Calumet River. To be continued on Des Plaines River going into Joliet which eventually dumps into the Illinois River.