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Chicago Water Taxi, which will take you from Michigan Avenue all the way to Ping Tom Park in Chinatown. And, as we wrote last June when we took one of the inaugural runs, there's now also a new route that takes you north on the river all the way to the Cherry Avenue Bridge, the gateway between North Avenue and Goose Island.
As hard as it may be to believe, summer has already drawn to a close, and you have only another couple weeks to take the Water Taxi between the Daily News Building dock at Madison to/from Goose Island, before the route shuts down for the season.
As we mentioned before, the great thing about this run is how it gives you a visual counterpoint between vestiges of the old industrial city and the newer, more ordered mixed-use city that's fast replacing it. Following the links are a few photos of some of the sights you'll encounter, taken this afternoon, on a exceptionally blue-skied, bright day that made even the old Morton Salt/General Growth building look crisp and fresh.
Hour of the Goose: New Water Taxi run offers fresh Architectural Portrait of the City.
Hour of the Wolf: The Transformation of the Pivot Point of Chicago
Finishing the Riverwalk
Studio/Gang's Clark Park Boathouse: A Century of Urban Transformation flowing down Chicago's River.
And now, Scenes from a Early Fall Afternoon Cruise from Goose Island . . .