Chicago Base - Monroe Harbor
Adjacent to Grant Park and the Museum Campus, Chicago’s
stunning skyline surrounds this splendid marina. Buckingham Fountain
marks the center channel of the harbor - its colorful lights and huge
spray guiding night sailors to port.
As the centerpiece of Chicago's magnificent
lakefront, Monroe Harbor hosts many of the city's greatest celebrations,
including the Independence Day Fireworks, and the Venetian Night Yacht
Parade. Monroe Harbor is also a wonderful place for viewing the Chicago
Both the Chicago Yacht Club and the
Columbia Yacht Club are located in Monroe Harbor, bringing many world-class
racing yachts to the port. Excitement fills the air as the yachts
are prepared for the famous Mackinaw, Verve Cup and Nod Regatta races.
Yachts are located on moorings in Monroe
Harbor that are accessed by water taxi. These moorings are extremely
safe and easy to use. They provide excellent privacy for a tranquil
evening aboard your yacht.
Photo by Marge Beaver