New boat launch named after former mayor

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chicagoans can now enjoy a new boat launch on the Chicago River, and it is named after the late mayor Richard J. Daley.

His son, the city's current mayor, was on hand for Saturday's dedication at 31st Street and South Western Avenue. He says his father loved to fish, and the new site helps fulfill a dream of his to see people fishing in the Chicago River.

The new boat launce is the only one for motorized boats on the river in Chicago. Its construction improves an abandoned railroad maintenance area.

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