Chicago Fact: Navy Pier extends 2/3 of a mile into Lake Michigan and still rests on its original foundation of 20,000 Oregon timbers.
(August 3, 2006) - August 3-9, 2006, Tall Ships® Chicago will return to Chicago’s waters for the annual festival celebrating Chicago’s rich maritime history and emphasizing the role of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the birth and development of the city. This year, the Chicago Trolley Company has been contracted to provide transportation to the festival grounds.
The Chicago Trolley Company will have Trolleys making continuous shuttles from Millennium Park and Monroe Parking Garages to the festival grounds at both Navy Pier and along the Chicago River. The Trolley service will be free to those attending Tall Ships® Chicago.
Tall Ships® Chicago will cover festival grounds along the Chicago River, from Wabash Ave to Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier and DuSable Harbor. Access to the festival grounds is free, however wristbands must be purchased to board the vessels.
Tall Ships® Chicago is presented by The City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District and Navy Pier. For more information, please visit www.tallshipschicago.org.
The Chicago Trolley Company began operating in 1994 and has since grown to become the largest Trolley and Double Decker fleet in the Midwest. The Chicago Trolley Company operates Chicago’s premier Hop On Hop Off city sightseeing tours, and offers professional transportation for private groups interested in Specialty Tours or special events such as weddings or corporate outings. For more information on the Chicago Trolley Company, please visit www.chicagotrolley.com or call (773) 648-5000.