Editor’s Note: Chicago’s Classic Lady was set to depart at precisely 3:00 p.m. Almost everybody came early and mingled getting to know one another on the Riverwalk Dock beneath the DuSable Bridge over Michigan Avenue. Getting there wasn’t half the fun as enormous crowds filled both sides of the Avenue. They were taking advantage of unusually warm weather for late September and with the lockdown due to the pandemic winding down, there were lots of people who just wanted to be outside home for a change of pace. Our chartered tour boat proceeded west towards Wolf Point, passing under the DuSable, Rush, State, Dearborn, Clark, LaSalle, Wells and Franklin bascule bridges over the Chicago River. Our docent guide from the Chicago Architectural Foundation filled us in on the significance of the City’s famous buildings along this stretch of the River. We started with Tribune Tower, followed by the Wrigley Building, Marina City, the Reid Murdoch Building, where a number of Bowes once worked, and the Merchandise Mart just to name a few. The flurry of new skyscrapers under construction at Wolf Point, where the North and South Branches of the Chicago River meet, caught everybody’s eye. At Wolf Point we turned north and headed up the North Branch to the turning basin by the original Montgomery Ward complex of buildings.
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