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Chicago River: Multiple views from a pontoon

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Click here for today's column, with multiple photos below, about a trip on a pontoon on the main stem, South Branch and North Branch of the Chicago River with staff from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

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Let's begin my looking up Marina Towers, one of the early imposing sights on our late August trip.

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The pontoon, you have to read the column to understand that this was not just any old pontoon, was a something; and it is quite something to be standing on the dock of Quay, a fancier restaurant, waiting to board along Ogden Slip.


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There are sights that just catch from the South Branch, such as one of Chicago's most iconic landmarks.


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One of the coming changes along the Chicago River will be a balancing act from its multiple users from kayakers to barges to water taxis to pleasure boaters.


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One of those views I am quite proud of: the Sun-Times offices as seen from off Wolf Point.


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And I think Thom Dammrich, president of NMMA, strikes the perfect pose or repose for sheer enjoyment of the Chicago River in the 21st Century.

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