America's Great Loop
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|Cruising the Mississippi River - click next.
|:: Cruising the Illinois River ::
|If your vessel clear a 17' fixed bridge, you can boat right
through Downtown Chicago.
If not, you must take the alternate Cal-Sag route, junction is located at the Calumet
Harbor about 11 miles south of the Chicago River Lock. Assuming of course that you can
clear that 19' 1" bridge we've been telling you about, then the remaining bridges on this route
are not an issue.
The Chicago Lock is mile 326.7, and this leg of your journey will take you to Grafton, ILL which
is mile 0 on the Illinois River.
|If you take the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal route, your
distance to Grafton
is 334 miles.
If you take the Chicago River route through downtown Chicago,
your distance is 328 miles
The Junction of Chicago River and Cal-Sag
is at mile 303.3
That 19' Bridge we've been telling you about
is at mile 300.5
Distance from Grafton:
Joliet, IL - 288 miles
Brandon Road Lock - 286
Interstate 55 Bridge - 277
Kankakee River - 273
Dresden Island Lock - 271 miles
Marseille Lock - 244 miles
Ottawa, IL - 239 miles
Peru, IL - 222 miles
Illinois and Mississippi Canal - 210 miles
Hennepin, IL - 207 miles
Chillicothe, IL - 180 miles
Peoria Lock - 158 miles
Beardstown, IL - 89 miles
La Grange Lock - 80 miles
Naples, IL - 65 miles
Florence, IL - 55 miles
Hardin, IL - 21 miles
Illinois Riverdock Restaruant - 20.9
Grafton, IL - 0
|River Miles are all Statute Miles
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|AMERICA'S GREAT LOOP CRUISING ASSOCIATION
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|No, you don't need a boat to join. AGLCA hosts Seminars, Rendezvous,
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