My Kind of Town Part II – DuSable Harbor

Husband and I have lived near Chicago most of our lives, and never have walked the lakefront by DuSable Harbor. The last time we walked to Navy Pier (for our anniversary in 2008) was from the Hard Rock Hotel and we walked through city streets. This year we walked from Millenium Park and followed the path from DuSable Harbor on the south side of Navy Pier.

Shadows of husband to the left and I taking the picture of the compass rose below.


First view of the Harbor and Navy Pier in the distance as we turned the corner of an outdoor cafe.


Me, contemplating going for a swim.


Getting closer to the Pier.


Lake Shore Drive Bridge


View on the bridge of husband and one of the many Chicago River Tours.


The view of the river outlet to Lake Michigan from the bridge.


Closeup of the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse


Closeup of the Chicago Harbor Lock.


The view on the other side of the bridge.  Yes, they spray the tour boats with water.


The Riverwalk…needs a little repair.


We were so pleased with taking this route.  It made for such a lovely experience, and the harbor is partly the reason we ended up with 308 photographs of our day in Chicago!


About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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3 Responses to My Kind of Town Part II – DuSable Harbor

  1. Phil says:

    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing the experience. Looks like a nice walkable tour with lots to see and do.

  2. ChicagoCJ says:

    The Lake Shore Bridge is scheduled for optimum reconstruction. The walk was meant as a by-pass and is now a main thoroughfare from Millenium Park and points south of Navy Pier.

  3. I didn’t know that fact. Cool. Thanks for sharing.

    The Bridge could use a little work. Definitely the stairwells. They are are graffitti’d up and a little difficult to get in and out through the doorway. A little creepy.

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