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September 2014 Meeting Announcement PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Rushman   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:57

Hello All,

The August UASC meeting is this Wednesday, September 24th. UASC meetings are held at the Chicago Maritime Museum located at 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free parking is available adjacent to the facility. Use the entrance next to the loading dock on the north side of the building (same side you will park on). The door is at ground level and the museum is on the lower level down the stairway.

The White Sox will be out of town so there won't be any game related traffic.


We do not have a speaker lined up this month so instead I thought this would be a great opportunity to take look at some historical work previously produced by UASC. The topic will be "This Old Boat", a lecture on sailing vessels presented back in 1998 by one of our board members, Dave Truitt.

We'll also discuss and hopefully make some intial plans for the UASC car ferry exhibit at the Illinois Railway Museum. We will be looking for help to pull this project together. I also expect to have an update on the direction of the UASC web site as well.

I hope to see you all at the meeting

Bob Rushman
UASC President

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:06
 
UASC July Speaker and Marketing the UASC PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Rushman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:10

A small unremarkable ditch on the west side of Harlem just north of the Stevenson Expressway is protected by National Historic Site status in Portage Woods Forest Preserve. The short and shallow ditch is the reason a great city grew near it, and is a key link in Chicago's largely unknown birth story. Chicago owes its very existence to the location of the Chicago Portage.
Gary Mechanic is the founder of Friends of the Chicago Portage and a veteran storyteller.  Gary will present an overview of Chicago's only National Historic Site along with a short documentary on the site's significance and a brief tour of the archeological finds on the site at our next meeting on Wed., July 30th.

Please invite your friends to join us for this free presentation.
Gary tour

Friends founder and veteran tour guide Gary Mechanic
leads a tour group through the birth stories of Chicago.

 
July 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Rushman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:09
Members,
 
The July UASC meeting is this Wednesday, July 30th. UASC meetings are held at the Chicago Maritime Museum located at 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free parking is available adjacent to the facility. Use the entrance next to the loading dock on the north side of the building (same side you will park on). The door is at ground level and the museum is on the lower level down the stairway.
 
The White Sox are out of town this week so there won't be any game related traffic problems getting to the meeting.
 
As I'm not available to attend the meeting this month, Beth Plotner will be managing the meeting in my absence.
 
Our guest speaker will be Gary Mechanic, the founder of Friends of the Chicago Portage and a veteran storyteller.  A small unremarkable ditch on the west side of Harlem just north of the Stevenson Expressway is protected by National Historic Site status in Portage Woods Forest Preserve. The short and shallow ditch is the reason a great city grew near it, and is a key link in Chicago's largely unknown birth story. Chicago owes its very existence to the location of the Chicago Portage.
 
Gary will present an overview of Chicago's only National Historic Site along with a short documentary on the site's significance and a brief tour of the archaeological finds on the site.
 
Please invite your friends to join us for this free presentation.

 
May UASC Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Rushman   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:44
Members,
 
The May UASC meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 28th; all meeting going forward will be at the new Chicago Maritime Museum location, 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free parking is available adjacent to the facility. Use the entrance next to the loading dock on the north side of the building (same side you will park on). The door is at ground level and the museum is on the lower level down the stairway.
 
Our guest speaker will be Kris Habermehl and his presentation topic will be: Where Have All the Freighters Gone?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:45
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March Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Rushman   
Sunday, 23 March 2014 10:26
Members, 
 
The March UASC meeting is this Wednesday, March 26th at the new Chicago Maritime Museum location, 1200 West 35th Street, Suite OE5010, Chicago, IL 60609. Free parking is available adjacent to the facility.  Use the entrance next to the loading dock on the north  side of the building (same side you wil park on).  The door is at ground level and the museum is on the lower level down the stairway. 
 
Included on the agenda this month will be the drawing for all new members to win one of three two tank dive trips with an area Dive Charter company.  I would like to thank Windy City Diving, Dive Right In Scuba, and Len-Der Charters for donating a spot on an upcoming charter.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated andI  hope that this effort is beneficial to your charter operations as well to UASC.  Thank you.
 
Our speaker will be Keith Pearson who has been making a living in the waters of the Great Lakes since the 1970s.  He is the owner of a Chicago based marine engineering company, tasked as the Salvage Master for Chicago Marine Towing, and is the Lead Recovery Engineer for A and T Recovery. Keith is also long time member and past president of the Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago.  Keith will be speaking
 
Keith Pearson with SPD
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