Chicago Entrepreneur Dreams Of Chicago's Own Island ResortThe vision of Beau D'Arcy and his two partners calls for a floating vessel, 300-by-100 feet, almost twice the length of the Odyssey cruiseliner, about a mile offshore in Lake Michigan.
Medusa Challenger En Route To Wisconsin To Become BargeThe ship best known as the Medusa Challenger is en route to her date with a Wisconsin shipyard, to be cut down to a barge. But the oldest freighter on the Great Lakes had one last jinx to cast before leaving Chicago for the last time.
Great Lakes' Oldest Freighter Likely To Be Transformed Into BargeA Wisconsin shipbuilding company reportedly has been awarded a contract to transform 107-year-old ship into an un-engined barge.
St. Marys Challenger Makes Possible Final Voyage To ChicagoThe St. Marys Challenger, better known to Chicagoans of the Baby Boomer generation as the Medusa Challenger, arrived shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, loaded with powdered cement loaded in Charlevoix, Mich.
Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To BargeAsk any Chicago-bred baby boomer to name a freighter that traversed the Chicago River in the past 50 years, and you will probably be told, "the Medusa Challenger."
Fire Crews Dispatched As Construction Barge Tips In Chicago RiverThe Fire Department was one the scene Wednesday afternoon as a construction barge tipped over and began taking on water in the Chicago River’s South Branch downtown.