Saturday 3 p.m. ~ Sailing Past the Wilson Avenue Crib

Wilson Avenue Crib

Saturday was another pleasant afternoon of sailing. We had a full house on board, with friends in from out of town joining us to take in the unique view of Chicago.

Water Intake/Cormorant Nesting Station

We sailed even closer than usual to the Wilson Avenue water intake crib. We were on the downwind side of the crib and noticed an intense smell of fish. Reminded me of the bait barge we'd often pass when sailing in San Diego Bay when I was growing up.

Cormorant Crib

A closer look revealed why–a flock of cormorants are using the tower as a nesting site. Take a look at the larger version of the photo and you can see the nests clinging to the ledge.

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