Today is November 19, 2018

Record Rainfall Causes Sewage Dump

dweller - September 19, 2008

The record rainfall last week in Chicago overwhelmed the  deep tunnel and surface reservoirs, resulting in 99 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage being dumped into Lake Michigan. Here's a newspaper account...

The deep tunnel—a major engineering marvel, shown in the photo—will be toured by GLCC members attending the annual meeting in October.

To put it in perspective, this sewage dump would be the equivalant of 247,500,000 boats dumping their 40 gallon holding tanks into Lake Michigan

Bay City Ship to Become Chicago Preserve

dweller - September 8, 2008

The 100-foot USS Dexter, built in 1925 as a rum-runner patrol boat, will be scuttled off Chicago to become an underwater diver's site this fall. The photo shows the Dexter being launched at Defoe Shipbuilders in Bay City, Michigan. Among other things, she created an international incident with Canada in 1929.  Newspaper story here...