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Re: Watching the Chicago River Boat runs
I went downtown yesterday and watched, the group must have had around 14 sailboats bigger then what I have seen on the Wednesdays when I would visit the river walk during my lunch hour. I also noticed that with the bigger groups they would often raise two bridges at the same time. From listing to my scanner, they seemed intent on not having to pause the boat run at Wells Street after it took ten minutes for them to "throw the power," at Lake street. They would not even raise Franklin Street until the CTA, "gave them the power" at Wells street. Why would you say that if its a bigger group they seem intent on keeping it moving? And what is with with the bridge operators using names on the radio? And why do they announce on the air when a bridge has raised? The Highlight was watching them raise and lower the bridges on Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. Finally to anyone who has ever done these trips before if you were to make a mix CD/playlist what songs would have on it and why? I can think of one song being we gotta get out of this place for the spring runs. Need I explain that one. Thank you and have a nice day.