Entries from Down Chicago’s Drain tagged with 'canals'

Lovable Old Polluted Canal

The Gowanus Canal runs through the old industrial heart of Brooklyn and has functioned as a wastewater drain for over a century. Despite modern regulations, waste chemicals and raw sewage often overflow the sewage system into the canal. Like the...

The Wheel

Recently I had a chance to visit friends in Scotland. One day we took an early train with our bikes to Falkirk to see the famous Falkirk Wheel. Falkirk is located about midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. In 1790 the...

60 Miles on the I&M Canal - 2

After our first day's ride getting out of the city, camping in the woods seems far away from urban Chicago. Little critters creeped in the leaves, and I jumped up several times, sure that raccoons were raiding our supplies. But...