August 19, 2010

Montrose Harbor, 1959, Uptown Chicago

Montrose Harbor, Uptown, Chicago

Montrose Harbor, circa 1959. (Original image available here: Montrose Harbor Chicago). Note the very different skyline on the horizon.


bill Matteson said...

this is the east jetty where most fishermen congregated, it was an easy walk from the bait shop, the west jetty was a long walk around the harbor from the bait shop.
If you look closely at the picture you will notice posts running the length. these posts were connected by cables. they were added for safety
in about 1955.A seiche hit the jetties and horseshoe in 1954. killing 8 fishermen

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