|Bowling Green Statue University|
Chicago, IL; Western Ave. Bridge, 1953
A comment for a reposting of the CALUMET 412 link:
Timothy Hinsdale The largest ship was the Medusa Challenger. It was specially built to navigate the Chicago River.The Madusa Challenger was 551x56x31.
1953 might have been the last time the railroad swing bridges along the Sanitary and Ship Canal were turned.
|University of Detroit Mercy|
The stern of this boat is built up higher than the stern in the other photos.
The bridge in the foreground was the Metropolitan L Bridge.
|Jeff Rueckert posted|
Flash Back: Steamer Tug Reiss towing the Marine Angel through to Manitowoc Bridge 1953
[Since it is probably headed to the Manitowoc shipyard, that would be 10th Street in the foreground and 8th Street in the background.]
|Michael Brandt posted|
[The comments discuss the tugs. You can see the prop wash of the bow tug and the lead from the stern to another tug. The building with the BEAM advertisement on the wall is a Kraft building. As usual, the Wrigley Building is white, but the Tribune Tower seems to have a lot of coal soot.]