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Allen's Great Circle Trip

Michigan City Marina
Lake Michigan
Illinois River

Elegant Living Indoors and Out.
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Friday morning and we are ready to leave the Michigan City Port.

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I don't feel to good.

Chris Finke dealing with sea sickness as we cross Lake Michigan for Chicago.

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Arriving at Chicago, Illinois. View of Chicago skyline from the Professor and Mary Ann

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View of Chicago skyline from the Professor and Mary Ann starboard side.

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Sailboat group leaving for trip down the Illinois River at 9:30 which is schedule for traffic purpose.
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Professor and Maryann following the sailboat group at 12:30.

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But not all is lost, Waiting for the bridge to open boaters learn about one other and where they are going.

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Waiting for the bridge to open boats either tie up or circle until the bridge operator arrives.

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We also put the waiting time to clearing and polishing the Professor and Mary Ann.

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When your batteries go dead so are you. Here we waited for someone help us start our engines. 
The "Funess" stop and jumped our battery. Later that same day we HELP them out after they had gone aground.  

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We aren't always able to dock in a marina. This is the barge we tied unto when we visited Beardstown Illinois.

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In port we motor around town with our electric cycles.

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I refer the cycle to a wheel chair....

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Chris looks a lot better behind the helm then hanging over the stern.

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This is what it looks like from the bridge of the Professor and Mary Ann as she is told to pass between two barges one going up river and the other going down stream.

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An evening on the Professor and Mary Ann.
Now let me think. 
How can I beat Grandpa.  

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Look carefully and you will see a flock of Cranes along the bank of the Illinois River.

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