Originally Posted by QuickMick
the chicago river? iirc downtown there are very limited options, i think the only berths are right by those honeycomb looking buildings (the ones the dude drove off in dirty harry)... so few choices im sure they are $$$$
oh i grew up in chesterton by the indiana dunes. its a small world after all
There is a private marina just south of Harrison on the south branch of the Chicago River. It is privately owned and you can rent a slip from the individual owners durign the winter. I think that it is the only reasonable place to try to winter over in the City. It is called River City Marina on Wells Street.
The honeycomb buildings are called Marina City. Those slips are expensive and I don't belive they let you keep a boat in the water all year round even if you can afford it. You can get a lot of ice in the part of the river during a cold winter. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the ice starts to melt around Adams St. and is virtually gone by the time you hit Jackson, making River City an ideal location.