Today, I thought I would show you all the industry along the Illinois River. We still saw great beauty but it is amazing how much industry goes on just around the bend. So today we say eagles, and carp jumping, and corn fields, but we also saw many tows. Take a look at the two men on the front of this tow, they saw me taking the picture and hugged each other.
We passed Peoria, Illinois. Here is downtown Peoria.
We passed some tows that are called large. That means that they have 3 barges across and 5 deep for a total of 15 barges they are pushing.
We passed areas where there are tows on both the right descending bank and the left descending bank.
The chemical tows are very long but tend to not be wide.
The plants are huge here. They have barges ready to off load.
The sides of the river have been reinforced with levees. It must be scary when the water gets that high.
We arrived in Havana at the Tall Timbers Marina.
The Tall Timbers is a small marina but this view in their marina basin is so peaceful.
Tomorrow, we will be anchoring out about one half way to Grafton, Illinois. That is where we will join the Mississippi.
Lat 40 degrees 18.34 North
Long 90 degrees 3.97 West