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31st Launch Ramp and Fuel Dock Closures

The 31st Street Harbor launch ramp will be closed Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th for the Aquapalooza concert.  Burnham Harbor, Diversey Harbor and Calumet launch ramps will be open. The 31st Street Harbor fuel dock will also be closed on Saturday August 9th for Aquapalooza.  The Burnham Harbor, Belmont Harbor […]

Burnham Harbor – Phish Concert

Phish will be at First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island Friday, July 18-Sunday, July 20. Traffic will be heavy and the parking lots will be congested. The Chicago Police Department requests that boaters arrive 1.5 hours before events and leave 1.5 hours after the conclusion to facilitate traffic.

Burnham Harbor Access – Dave Matthews

Attention Burnham Harbor Boaters: Solidarity drive will be shut down by 4pm on July 4th and 5th due to the Dave Matthews band concert. There will be no access to the east side parking lots after this time so please arrive as early as possible to secure a parking spot. If you are unable to […]

Diversey Harbor Access

Due to the Chicago Pride Parade, we expect extremely limited vehicle access to Diversey Harbor on Sunday June 29th between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Expect road closures, including to Cannon Drive, at various times throughout the day. If you have any questions, please contact the Diversey Harbor office at (312) 742-7762.

DuSable Harbor Storm Damage

Around noon today a small but strong thunderstorm blew through DuSable Harbor causing the chains on D and E docks to break free from their anchors.  Chicago Harbor repair crews have successfully re-attached one dock and expect repairs to be completed by the end of tomorrow.  Fortunately , it appears there we’re only a few […]

Burnham Harbor – Concert Traffic Notice

This summer, there will again be a concert series at First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island.  As a result, traffic will continue to be heavy on concert days for Burnham Harbor boaters.  The Chicago Police Department has asked that for safety purposes, boaters should plan to arrive at least 1.5 hours before events and […]

Winter Damage and Dock Availability

Though we normally experience damage each winter, the severe weather we experienced the past few months has caused more damage than usual.  However, we have extra crews working on the docks and they started several weeks ago as soon as the ice started to melt.  We expect all docks to be open by the beginning […]