Because we were on a tight schedule, we quickly disembarked and gathered around as Rod explained the function of the locks and how the Calumet River was connected to the waterway system.
Time to get back on board and head for the site of the proposed CPD outdoor shooting range.
Without being able to enter the site of the proposed gun range, it was impossible to see the nesting Blue Herons and Egrets.
One can however, easily see the tall landfills in the background.
On our way to Harborside Golf Course, we passed the working end of Lake Calumet. Seen here is a freighter parked in one of the slips alongside the grain silos.
Who would believe this was once a landfill instead of the link style course it is today. Harborside's hilly terrain borders Lake Calumet, a lake that most Chicagoans aren't aware of. While the golfers have access to the lake, the general public do not.
Two of our young tourists enjoying the tour and the weather.
Indian Creek flowing out of Wolf Lake.
The ducks gathered around to listen too.
After a delicious lunch of fried chicken and fish, the tour ends with Board Member Tom Shepherd thanking everyone for coming out.