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On this day in 1953, the railroad finally arrived on Jones Island

Published Feb. 5, 2020

On this Feb. 5, 1953, a Milwaukee Road locomotive pulled a short train across Chicago & Northwestern tracks and onto Jones Island. For the city of Milwaukee, this concluded a 26-year struggle "to open the harbor to all shippers and carriers on equal terms."

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Remember when "tin stackers" wintered in Milwaukee?

Published Jan. 24, 2020

Each year, the Soo Locks are scheduled to close between Jan. 15 and March 25. Ice typically makes the passage impassable and the Corps of Engineers needs time to perform annual maintenance. For the most part, this brings an end to the shipping season and transportation companies must find a place to park their boats.

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Local surfer and maker shapes lake-friendly boards

Published Jan. 15, 2020

As a 50-something psychologist, Ken Cole is not the "surfer dude" stereotype, but he is, in his words, "obsessed" with both the sport of surfing and the art of board making.

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Open Air and a Chain-link Fence

Open air and a chain-link fence. Summer heat and summer love.  Most last a few months until the leaves begin to fall and the sweaters replace tank tops and our beards begin to grow.  I had a summer love and her name was Angie and although I only spent one day with her, she crosse...

Charity Chump

Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Lake Villa, IL   I’m in a pissy mood today big time. Several reasons for it but the main one is the charity gig I was asked to do this evening was a complete waste of time and effort. I try very hard to give of myself whenever I can and all I ask in return ...

Renewable is doable - Wind Turbines on the Great Lakes!

FYI, I hoard a collection of wind power reference books in a small library in newly cleaned apartment. Of them, my favorites are usually by author is Paul Gipe, a man who has dedicated his life to the art and education of selling renewable energy systems to the masses. "Wind Energy...


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