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Re: Best towboat viewing area in Chicagoland area

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  • peter70rr
    Thank you for the towboat watching areas in the Chicagoland area, I have a funny feeling that the area in Joliet that another person photograph at, might be
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 23, 2006
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      Thank you for the towboat watching areas in the Chicagoland area, I
      have a funny feeling that the area in Joliet that

      another person photograph at, might be the same area I have
      photograph which is Bicentennical park and Bluff Plaza park. It

      is on the west side of the Des Plaines River south of Cass St and
      cross from the Joliet PD and Harrah's casino.

      Few places that I have visited for this purpose were the bridge/bike
      path on Romeo rd which cause my friend & I to be

      questioned by the Romeoville Police and then later visited by
      Homeland Security at work.

      The bridge on Lemont rd, it is a better place to photograph
      trains, I have photographed towboats there.

      I have check the forest preserve on the north of the Cal-Sag river
      in the Palos/Sag valley forest preserve, I found there to

      be many trees. I have not try the preserve south of the channel.

      The other place I would check out is Lake Katherine Natue Preserve &
      maybe Alsip boat ramp. On the Illinois River there are

      a lot good places to photograph the towboats, but on the Shipping
      canal & Cal-sag there seem to be a lot less.

      Peter Koch
      Mount Prospect IL


      --- In Towboating@yahoogroups.com, "peter70rr" <pkoch@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello,
      >
      > I have expanded my transportation photography to include Towboats,
      > Lakers, tugbout, (I mainly photographed railroad subjects). So
      far
      > my favorite place is the riverwalk along the Des Plaines River in
      > Joliet. Does anyone have good places in the Chicagoland area to
      > view/photograph towboats?
      >
      > Peter Koch
      > Mount Prospect IL
      >
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