With the growing popularity of kayaking and other boat rentals on the Chicago river, the water is getting more crowded, aand at least one tour operator said the need for safety education is that much more important.
It must be spring. The city’s tour boats are back along the Chicago River and Navy Pier.
The decade-long agreement that Emanuel introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting includes dramatically higher fees expected to generate $42.5 million over the life of the contract.
A passenger told CBS 2 at the scene the boat’s engine died as the watercraft was trying to dock and it drifted into the wall.
Measuring 98 feet long and 34 feet wide, and with space for 299 passengers, Chicago’s Leading Lady is the newest vessel on the Chicago River.
Steve Lipine traded his job in electronics for a gig that allows him to admire Chicago’s cityscape on a regular basis.