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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Grinder

Chicago Area III

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Singin' balls to your partner, your ass against the wall,

If ya never been laid on a Saturday night, ya never been laid at all.

 

I first heard this when I was about 10 years old, and at summer camp where the counselors were all English and Irish. But the verse was,

 

"If you've never been FUCKED on a Saturday night, you've never been FUCKED at all."

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Excited to sail out of Diversy Harbor this summer!

 

 

Folding mast???

 

Robin

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Excited to sail out of Diversy Harbor this summer!

 

the new Circus??

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Hard to respond to that.

Robin

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Excited to sail out of Diversy Harbor this summer!

 

the new Circus??

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Hard to respond to that.

Robin

 

 

Shit, there goes another keyboard... Blub, you owe me another one.

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heh-heh...heh-heh... page 69 on Chicago Area III thread...

 

you're all a bunch of sick fucks!

 

Chaos

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Does anyone know who the SF skipper from Chicago is? I know the boat was Wittenbergs old Big Time, but never heard of James Bradford.

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Anyone know of a way to get close to Sturgeon Bay other than driving?

 

We're delivering from there next weekend and are trying to avoid making someone drive all the way up to drop us off.

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Nope. I go there a lot & got hitched there. It's driving or horse & buggy.

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Maybe a Greyhound to Greenbay, by then it's another hour away.

 

Okay, that's what I thought. Thanks though.

 

When's Circus being delivered? Need a hand?

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In a few weeks. We'll keep you posted on the Circus Facebook page. Thanks.

 

Is Defiance in SB?

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In a few weeks. We'll keep you posted on the Circus Facebook page. Thanks.

 

Is Defiance in SB?

 

I don't think I'm actually a member of the Circus FB page, where is it?

 

In Milwaukee - from what I understand, it's coming down the weekend after the NATO summit.

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Good thing that Peter and friend made it ok. I'm sure they'll be thanking the Chicago Police for the rescue.

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Peter needs to take up a new hobby. Seriouly, twice within a years time? Maybe he'd be better suited with lion taming, or bomb building...

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Peter needs to take up a new hobby. Seriouly, twice within a years time? Maybe he'd be better suited with lion taming, or bomb building...

 

If not a new hobby, perhaps he trades his tippy dinghy in for a boat with a keel that will right itself, like a J/24.

 

WTF?

 

Chaos

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Maybe old farts with gray hair shouldn't be sailing in boats smaller than their age when the water is still cold?

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Is he going to have to foot the bill on the rescue charges? Rahm's gots to get paid!

 

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I'll get you in, i know someone...

Sorry SOS , brendan is the moderator & he won't let me become one. You are on the list, should he ever decide to approve you as a Circus member.

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I'll get you in, i know someone...

Sorry SOS , brendan is the moderator & he won't let me become one. You are on the list, should he ever decide to approve you as a Circus member.

 

I hear getting accepted into the Circus Facebook group is harder than entering a J/30 in the Mac this year...

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I'll get you in, i know someone...

Sorry SOS , brendan is the moderator & he won't let me become one. You are on the list, should he ever decide to approve you as a Circus member.

 

I heard he doesn't like me

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Peter needs to take up a new hobby. Seriouly, twice within a years time? Maybe he'd be better suited with lion taming, or bomb building...

 

If not a new hobby, perhaps he trades his tippy dinghy in for a boat with a keel that will right itself, like a J/24.

 

WTF?

 

Chaos

 

Rhodes 19 is not a tippy dinghy, its a 2 knot shit box. J24 would have sank

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So who in Chicago land purchased the old Puma????

 

Abu Dhabi is the old Puma..

 

 

So whose this Peter Thornton guy?

 

Owned Holua (SC70) for one and is a genuinely nice guy. Probably knows the difference between who's and whose as well...in fact, I would bet big money.

 

Sick boat, would love to get on it,

 

ps you win the internet :P

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones are

intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION

AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

(a) Locations. The following areas are

designated security zones:

(1) Security Zone A—Security Zone A

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

Burnham park hoist ramp with its

center point located in the approximate

position 41°51′37″ N, 087°36′44″ W.

[DATUM: NAD 83].

(2) Security Zone B—Security Zone B

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

outer most tip of the Chicago lock with

its center point located in the

approximate position 41°53′19″ N,

087°36′17″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(3) Security Zone C—Security Zone C

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between the

Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling

Works Lock which is located in

approximate position 41°53′18″ N,

087°36′28″ W [DATUM: NAD 83] and the

juncture of the north and south branches of

the Chicago River which is located in

approximate position 41°53′11″ N,

087°38′15″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(4) Security Zone D—Security D

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between Mile Marker

322.0, which is in the vicinity of the Loomis

Street coal storage terminal slip, and Mile

Marker 326.4, which is in the vicinity of the

Chicago Tribune Wharf. [DATUM: NAD

83].

( Enforcement period. Theseblink.gif

security zones will be effective and

enforced between 8 a.m. on May 16,

2012, and 8 a.m. on May 24, 2012.

© Regulations. (1) In accordance with

§ 165.33, entry into any area of these

security zones is prohibited unless

authorized by the Coast Guard Captain

of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his

or her on-scene designated representative.

(2) The designated representative of

the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake

Michigan, is any Coast Guard commissioned,

warrant or petty officer who has been

designated by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, to act on his or her behalf.

(3) Vessel operators desiring to enter

or operate within any of the security zones

shall contact the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative to obtain

permission to do so. The Captain of the Port,

Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her onscene

designated representative may be

contacted via VHF Channel 16.

(4) Vessel operators given permission

to enter or operate in any of the security

zones shall comply with all directions

given by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative.

Dated: April 6, 2012.

M.W. Sibley,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the

Port, Sector Lake Michigan.

[FR Doc. 2012–8965 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9110–04–P

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones are

intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION

AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

(a) Locations. The following areas are

designated security zones:

(1) Security Zone A—Security Zone A

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

Burnham park hoist ramp with its

center point located in the approximate

position 41°51′37″ N, 087°36′44″ W.

[DATUM: NAD 83].

(2) Security Zone B—Security Zone B

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

outer most tip of the Chicago lock with

its center point located in the

approximate position 41°53′19″ N,

087°36′17″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(3) Security Zone C—Security Zone C

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between the

Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling

Works Lock which is located in

approximate position 41°53′18″ N,

087°36′28″ W [DATUM: NAD 83] and the

juncture of the north and south branches of

the Chicago River which is located in

approximate position 41°53′11″ N,

087°38′15″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(4) Security Zone D—Security D

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between Mile Marker

322.0, which is in the vicinity of the Loomis

Street coal storage terminal slip, and Mile

Marker 326.4, which is in the vicinity of the

Chicago Tribune Wharf. [DATUM: NAD

83].

( Enforcement period. Theseblink.gif

security zones will be effective and

enforced between 8 a.m. on May 16,

2012, and 8 a.m. on May 24, 2012.

© Regulations. (1) In accordance with

§ 165.33, entry into any area of these

security zones is prohibited unless

authorized by the Coast Guard Captain

of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his

or her on-scene designated representative.

(2) The designated representative of

the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake

Michigan, is any Coast Guard commissioned,

warrant or petty officer who has been

designated by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, to act on his or her behalf.

(3) Vessel operators desiring to enter

or operate within any of the security zones

shall contact the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative to obtain

permission to do so. The Captain of the Port,

Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her onscene

designated representative may be

contacted via VHF Channel 16.

(4) Vessel operators given permission

to enter or operate in any of the security

zones shall comply with all directions

given by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative.

Dated: April 6, 2012.

M.W. Sibley,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the

Port, Sector Lake Michigan.

[FR Doc. 2012–8965 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9110–04–P

 

Wow, so is there really going to be enough room at 31st for everyone? And isn't 31st street closer to McCormick than DuSable?

 

Also, I get why they want the boats out a few days before, but why 3 days after the meetings?

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Anyone up for a little pre-season beer can action tomorrow? Minus the sailing. I'm thinking North - Hopleaf perhaps?

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do they have cans at hopleaf?

 

Actually, they probably have a few - there's some craft beers in cans - although I wouldn't count on scoring a Busch Light.

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do they have cans at hopleaf?

 

Actually, they probably have a few - there's some craft beers in cans - although I wouldn't count on scoring a Busch Light.

 

yeah new belg, half acre and a few others have been doing that for a couple years. supposed to keep the beer better, but i think it tastes funny. I'll leave it at that because i don't want to be told to take it to beer anarchy.

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do they have cans at hopleaf?

 

Actually, they probably have a few - there's some craft beers in cans - although I wouldn't count on scoring a Busch Light.

 

yeah new belg, half acre and a few others have been doing that for a couple years. supposed to keep the beer better, but i think it tastes funny. I'll leave it at that because i don't want to be told to take it to beer anarchy.

 

So . . .

 

Drinking . . .

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones are

intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

 

Wow, so is there really going to be enough room at 31st for everyone? And isn't 31st street closer to McCormick than DuSable?

 

Also, I get why they want the boats out a few days before, but why 3 days after the meetings?

 

The Police state does not have to explain why they do anything...

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones are

intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

 

Wow, so is there really going to be enough room at 31st for everyone? And isn't 31st street closer to McCormick than DuSable?

 

Also, I get why they want the boats out a few days before, but why 3 days after the meetings?

 

The Police state does not have to explain why they do anything...

 

Well if you weren't already on the no fly list, you probably are now.

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FLIGHT ADVISORY

National Special Security Event

NATO Summit

Chicago, Illinois

May 19-21, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be issuing a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in support of the 25 th NATO Summit taking place in Chicago, IL. The restrictions are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for the event and will consist of a 30NM outer ring and a 10NM inner core from the surface up to but not including 18,000 FT MSL. The TFR will be in effect from May 19 until May 21, 2012.

For a hard copy of this complete advisory, please copy and paste the following address into your web browser’s address bar.

 

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2012/Apr/2012_NATO_Summit_Chicago_Flight_Advisory.pdf

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do they have cans at hopleaf?

 

Actually, they probably have a few - there's some craft beers in cans - although I wouldn't count on scoring a Busch Light.

 

yeah new belg, half acre and a few others have been doing that for a couple years. supposed to keep the beer better, but i think it tastes funny. I'll leave it at that because i don't want to be told to take it to beer anarchy.

 

So . . .

 

Drinking . . .

 

sorry, i have to do a work-drinking-thing in the loop and don't think i would survive the trip north after that.

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones are

intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

PART 165—REGULATED NAVIGATION

AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS

(a) Locations. The following areas are

designated security zones:

(1) Security Zone A—Security Zone A

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

Burnham park hoist ramp with its

center point located in the approximate

position 41°51′37″ N, 087°36′44″ W.

[DATUM: NAD 83].

(2) Security Zone B—Security Zone B

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters,

facilities, and shoreline within the arc of

a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the

outer most tip of the Chicago lock with

its center point located in the

approximate position 41°53′19″ N,

087°36′17″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(3) Security Zone C—Security Zone C

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between the

Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling

Works Lock which is located in

approximate position 41°53′18″ N,

087°36′28″ W [DATUM: NAD 83] and the

juncture of the north and south branches of

the Chicago River which is located in

approximate position 41°53′11″ N,

087°38′15″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].

(4) Security Zone D—Security D

encompasses all U.S. navigable waters

of the Chicago River between Mile Marker

322.0, which is in the vicinity of the Loomis

Street coal storage terminal slip, and Mile

Marker 326.4, which is in the vicinity of the

Chicago Tribune Wharf. [DATUM: NAD

83].

( Enforcement period. Theseblink.gif

security zones will be effective and

enforced between 8 a.m. on May 16,

2012, and 8 a.m. on May 24, 2012.

© Regulations. (1) In accordance with

§ 165.33, entry into any area of these

security zones is prohibited unless

authorized by the Coast Guard Captain

of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his

or her on-scene designated representative.

(2) The designated representative of

the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake

Michigan, is any Coast Guard commissioned,

warrant or petty officer who has been

designated by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, to act on his or her behalf.

(3) Vessel operators desiring to enter

or operate within any of the security zones

shall contact the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative to obtain

permission to do so. The Captain of the Port,

Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her onscene

designated representative may be

contacted via VHF Channel 16.

(4) Vessel operators given permission

to enter or operate in any of the security

zones shall comply with all directions

given by the Captain of the Port, Sector

Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene

designated representative.

Dated: April 6, 2012.

M.W. Sibley,

Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the

Port, Sector Lake Michigan.

[FR Doc. 2012–8965 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 9110–04–P

 

This means they're going to make me move my truck - doesn't it

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FLIGHT ADVISORY

National Special Security Event

NATO Summit

Chicago, Illinois

May 19-21, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be issuing a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in support of the 25 th NATO Summit taking place in Chicago, IL. The restrictions are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for the event and will consist of a 30NM outer ring and a 10NM inner core from the surface up to but not including 18,000 FT MSL. The TFR will be in effect from May 19 until May 21, 2012.

For a hard copy of this complete advisory, please copy and paste the following address into your web browser's address bar.

 

https://www.faasafet...ht_Advisory.pdf

The FAA restrictions are for 3 days,but the coast guard's are for 8. Where's the logic in that? Just say'en

 

1335309902[/url]' post='3686068']

FLIGHT ADVISORY

National Special Security Event

NATO Summit

Chicago, Illinois

May 19-21, 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be issuing a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in support of the 25 th NATO Summit taking place in Chicago, IL. The restrictions are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for the event and will consist of a 30NM outer ring and a 10NM inner core from the surface up to but not including 18,000 FT MSL. The TFR will be in effect from May 19 until May 21, 2012.

For a hard copy of this complete advisory, please copy and paste the following address into your web browser's address bar.

 

https://www.faasafet...ht_Advisory.pdf

The FAA restrictions are for 3 days,but the coast guard's are for 8. Where's the logic in that? Just say'en

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones arintended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

 

Wow, so is there really going to be enough room at 31st for everyone? And isn't 31st street closer to McCormick than DuSable?

 

Also, I get why they want the boats out a few days before, but why 3 days after the meetings?

 

The Police state does not have to explain why they do anything...

 

Well if you weren't already on the no fly list, you probably are now.

 

I was on the watch list. It almost took an act of congress to get off. Classified that you are on a list, classified which of 17 possible agencies put you there no legal recourse, but we are convincing our military personnel they are defending our freedom (no disrespect directed at the military) with there life and limb. And this is freedom?

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Has anyone seen the final coast guard Regs regarding the NATO summit? Looks like both Monroe/DuSable and Burnam Park Harbors will be off limits for 8 days...

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG–2012–0052]

RIN 1625–AA87

Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty

Organization (NATO) Summit,

Chicago, IL

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is

establishing four separate security zones

on both the waters and waterfront area

of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago

River. These temporary security zones arintended to restrict vessels, regardless of the

mode of propulsion, and people from certain

land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and

the Chicago River during the NATO

Summit and associated events, which will be

held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through

May 24, 2012. These security zones are

necessary to protect visiting government

officials and dignitaries from the potential

dangers associated with a large scale,

international political event.

 

Wow, so is there really going to be enough room at 31st for everyone? And isn't 31st street closer to McCormick than DuSable?

 

Also, I get why they want the boats out a few days before, but why 3 days after the meetings?

 

The Police state does not have to explain why they do anything...

 

Well if you weren't already on the no fly list, you probably are now.

 

I was on the watch list. It almost took an act of congress to get off. Classified that you are on a list, classified which of 17 possible agencies put you there no legal recourse, but we are convincing our military personnel they are defending our freedom (no disrespect directed at the military) with there life and limb. And this is freedom?

 

You sound like Michael Douglas from Falling Down

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You sound like Michael Douglas from Falling Down

Yeah, probably I do. I just get a little annoyed when the government does stupid things just because it can as opposed to putting a little thought in it. (And sharing their thought processes...)

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Also received this response from a one of the Navy Pier Ship Captains:

 

 

You are reading the reg's correctly and that iscurrently how it stands. However, in press releases and at ourInternational Ship Master's Industry Day the USCG suggested that they wouldlikely be making exceptions to the restrictions for the tour and workboats. Recreational vessels may not get the exception.

 

 

The reason it remains an unknown is everyone(USCG, Police Marine Unit, ILDNR, etc.) is because the Secret Service will notreveal their plan until sometime shortly before the start of this event.

 

 

 

So we're all kind of waiting to see right now.

 

 

 

Hope that helps,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also received this response from a one of the Navy Pier Ship Captains:

 

 

You are reading the reg's correctly and that iscurrently how it stands. However, in press releases and at ourInternational Ship Master's Industry Day the USCG suggested that they wouldlikely be making exceptions to the restrictions for the tour and workboats. Recreational vessels may not get the exception.

 

 

The reason it remains an unknown is everyone(USCG, Police Marine Unit, ILDNR, etc.) is because the Secret Service will notreveal their plan until sometime shortly before the start of this event.

 

 

 

So we're all kind of waiting to see right now.

 

 

 

Hope that helps,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, okay, kind of makes me want to just leave town for a couple of days. Anyone want to go cruising in late May?

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Mike, how about Vegas?? ID

 

That is really tempting. It's been a while.

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Evacuation plans call out Milwaukee. Therefore, the Alehouse would be a fitting location to rally around.

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Dear Racers,

 

As the Spring Frostbite Series comes to an end for 2012............ I want to thank the frostbite race committee volunteers (Safety Boats) crews -

 

It was a blast this year. Not too cold, plenty of breeze, I even got some sun to boot!

 

Cheers,

 

Safety-Blubbs

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Wow, okay, kind of makes me want to just leave town for a couple of days. Anyone want to go cruising in late May?

Since I'm on the no fly list again, cruising to get out of town may be my only option...

 

 

 

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Has anyone else come or go from 31st street yet?

 

We delivered there yesterday (Helped a friend bring his 44' Beneteau down from Sturgeon Bay) - got in about 5 am just after first light. Wind was about 12-15 E NE and Waves about 2-4 ft. I was by no means concerned as it wasn't too bad out there, but I will say that it could be interesting for people coming and going on rough days.

 

The gap is pretty tight, close to the wall and you need to turn slightly northeast at the last minute to pull in. If you come in too close to the entrance instead of approaching from a more southerly route you also risk not seeing someone coming out of the harbor - most likely a motorboat that decides to gun it the second they are out of the mouth. You can't really see the entrance unless you are approaching from a very shallow southerly angle or until you are right on it coming more from the east.

 

If there's strong breeze and surf out of the E or NE, people are going to need to really know what they're doing to get in safe. There's a definite risk of being swept into the wall or breaker if you don't know what you're doing. I know the approach is similar to Montrose, however, the gap seems a little tighter and the turn you need to make changes things a bit as well.

 

By the way, I'm not at all saying that something was designed or built poorly. That's way over my pay grade and I'm certainly no old salt. I also know some people here worked on it, so if I'm totally off, then just let me know. Just a thought if you have a delivery coming up there and it's your first approach it's good to know so you can be safe. I'm Probably also a little more cautious with the two recent, sad incidents.

 

The harbor otherwise is a marvel. I can't believe how many slips are in there and how nice the amenities will be once it's done.

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Dear Racers,

 

As the Spring Frostbite Series comes to an end for 2012............ I want to thank the frostbite race committee volunteers (Safety Boats) crews -

 

It was a blast this year. Not too cold, plenty of breeze, I even got some sun to boot!

 

Cheers,

 

Safety-Blubbs

 

Thank you Tom and the rest of the RC, especially John, Tim, Mike and the rest of the crash boats for only laughing a little when we were swimming!

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Dear Racers,

 

As the Spring Frostbite Series comes to an end for 2012............ I want to thank the frostbite race committee volunteers (Safety Boats) crews -

 

It was a blast this year. Not too cold, plenty of breeze, I even got some sun to boot!

 

Cheers,

 

Safety-Blubbs

 

Thank you Tom and the rest of the RC, especially John, Tim, Mike and the rest of the crash boats for only laughing a little when we were swimming!

 

No worries. If there were an award for best wipeout, you and Markell would have definitely locked that one up. It wasn't so much funny as it was spectacular!

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Dear Racers,

 

As the Spring Frostbite Series comes to an end for 2012............ I want to thank the frostbite race committee volunteers (Safety Boats) crews -

 

It was a blast this year. Not too cold, plenty of breeze, I even got some sun to boot!

 

Cheers,

 

Safety-Blubbs

 

Thank you Tom and the rest of the RC, especially John, Tim, Mike and the rest of the crash boats for only laughing a little when we were swimming!

 

No worries. If there were an award for best wipeout, you and Markell would have definitely locked that one up. It wasn't so much funny as it was spectacular!

 

My only regret is not having photographic evidence

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Dear Racers,

 

As the Spring Frostbite Series comes to an end for 2012............ I want to thank the frostbite race committee volunteers (Safety Boats) crews -

 

It was a blast this year. Not too cold, plenty of breeze, I even got some sun to boot!

 

Cheers,

 

Safety-Blubbs

 

Thank you Tom and the rest of the RC, especially John, Tim, Mike and the rest of the crash boats for only laughing a little when we were swimming!

 

Only laughing a little... um sure, yeah just a little.

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Spring is here. PK is on D-dock. Finally.

 

Now it's time to read "Sailing for Dummies" again and try to remember how to sail.

 

T

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Spring is here. PK is on D-dock. Finally.

 

Now it's time to read "Sailing for Dummies" again and try to remember how to sail.

 

T

 

 

Might want to try a different one this year Ted

 

just saying like.....

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Spring is here. PK is on D-dock. Finally.

 

Now it's time to read "Sailing for Dummies" again and try to remember how to sail.

 

T

 

I'd lend you my copy, but the pages are all stuck together.

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Spring is here. PK is on D-dock. Finally.

 

Now it's time to read "Sailing for Dummies" again and try to remember how to sail.

 

T

 

Waiting for the movie... Blu-Ray. I don't do theaters.

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For those of you in town next Friday, I'm celebrating my 30th at the Southern on North Ave at 8pm. You're all invited.

 

They actually make a mean Dark 'n Stormy.

 

 

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FYI this weekend COLYC is hosting the Baker Qualifier for MISSA. The Baker Cup is the High School National Championship for team racing. Racing will be either in Monroe Harbor or in the basin just outside. The racing should be easily visible from either COLYC or CYC Monroe if in the harbor. If in the basin you can see it from COLYC upper decks. Come on out and cheer for the local high school sailors.

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I have a friend that's looking for a referral for some electrical work on his boat, which he keeps down at 31st. Anyone have any ideas here?

 

PM me if so. Thanks.

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Good times at the Circus last night.

Okay, that's my contribution to bump this thread out of page 4.

 

carry on...

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Good times at the Circus last night.

Okay, that's my contribution to bump this thread out of page 4.

 

carry on...

 

Didn't see the big top up last night. We were out on the ribs at the Belmont Nun for the 'Safe Powerboat Handling' on the water certification. Nice early evening for all those on the water.

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Just in case anyone is interested - Here is the latest Security restrictions...

 

Press

Release

***UPDATED***

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce

Security Restrictions and Transportation Plan for the 2012

NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21

May 8, 2012

JIC - 02

Contact: Chicago Police Department, 312-745-6110

Federal Aviation Administration, 202-267-3455

U.S. Coast Guard, 414-747-7152

U.S. Secret Service, 202-406-5708

(Chicago) – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in

Chicago, Illinois on May 20-21, 2012. Leaders from NATO member countries are scheduled to

attend the two-day event.

Security and transportation plans for the summit have been developed by a partnership of local,

state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. This plan provides the general

outlines for road closures, vehicular restricted zones, public transportation, charter vehicles and

pedestrian routes. Specific questions regarding this transportation plan should be directed to the

participating agencies as identified.

Road Closures, Parking and Pedestrian Restrictions

Road closures, parking restrictions and changes to public transportation routes and public works

services will be necessary during the NATO Summit beginning in a limited capacity at 6 a.m.,

Sunday, May 13 (parking restrictions only). Additional parking restrictions will go into effect on

Tuesday, May 15 in limited areas near McCormick Place. Road closures and pedestrian

restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday, May 19 (Friday midnight into

Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour on Monday, May 21.

In addition to the road closures and parking restrictions listed below, there will be intermittent

traffic delays and temporary closures on interstate roads and throughout the downtown area

beginning on Saturday, May 19, until Monday, May 21, to allow motorcades to travel to and

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from McCormick Place and other event sites. The major roadways affected by these intermittent

closures include:

• I-90 East & West (Kennedy Expressway) between O'Hare International Airport and

downtown

• Ohio Street from I-90/94 to Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive

• Ontario Street from Fairbanks Court/Columbus Drive to I-90/94

• I-90/94 East and West between downtown and I-55

• Roosevelt Road, 18th Street, and Canalport Avenue access from I-94 West (Dan Ryan

Expressway outbound)

McCormick Place

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 a.m., Sunday, May 13, until 11 p.m. Monday,

May 21, at the following location:

• East and West sides of S. Indiana Avenue between Cermak Road and E. 24th Place

Tuesday, May, 15, 2012

Street parking will be prohibited beginning at 6 a.m., Tuesday, May 15 until 11 p.m., Tuesday,

May 22 at the following locations:

• East and west sides of S. Calumet Avenue between E. Cullerton Street and E. Cermak

Road

• East and west sides of S. Prairie Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• East and west sides of S. Indiana Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• North and south sides of E. 21st Street between S. Calumet Avenue and S. Indiana

Avenue

• North and south sides of E. Cermak Road from S. Indiana Avenue and Martin Luther

King Drive

• North and south sides of E. 24th Place between S. Indiana Avenue and S. State Street

• North and south sides of E. 25th Street between S. State Street and Martin Luther King

Drive

• East and west sides of Martin Luther King Drive between E. Cermak Road and E. 26th

Street

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – Monday, May 21, 2012

Road closures and pedestrian restrictions will be implemented beginning at midnight, Saturday,

May 19 (Friday midnight into Saturday). The affected roadways will open for evening rush hour

on Monday, May 21:

• Northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive between E. Balbo Avenue and E. 39th

Street

• Northbound and southbound Interstate 55 between I-90/94 to Lake Shore Drive

• Northbound and southbound S. Columbus Drive at E. Balbo Avenue

• Eastbound and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Lake

Shore Drive

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• Northbound and southbound S. Indiana Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• Northbound and southbound S. Calumet Avenue between E. Cullerton Street and E.

Cermak Road

• Northbound and southbound S. Prairie Avenue between E. 21st Street and E. 25th Street

• Eastbound and westbound E. 21st Street between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Calumet

Avenue

• Eastbound and westbound E. Cermak Road between S. Michigan Avenue and Martin

Luther King Drive

• Westbound E. 24th Place between Martin Luther King Drive and S. State Street

• Eastbound E. 25th Street between S. State Street and Martin Luther King Drive

• Northbound and southbound S. Wabash Avenue between E. 24th Place and E. 25th Street

• Northbound and southbound Martin Luther King Drive between E. 26th Street and E.

Cermak Road

• Northbound and southbound Moe Drive between E. 31st Street and Mines Drive

• Eastbound and westbound E. 31st Street between S. Cottage Grove and Fort Dearborn

Drive

• Northbound and southbound Fort Dearborn Drive between E. 31st Street and Lakeside

Center

Northern Museum Campus

Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium are scheduled to be open for business

with limited parking on Saturday, May 19. Parking lots open on Saturday include the top three

floors of Soldier Field North Lot and the Adler Planetarium parking lot. All parking lots will

close at 5:30 p.m. following the closure of museums. If vehicles are still in lots they will be

towed from the campus to an off-site city lot.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday evening, May 19, the Northern Museum Campus to include Northerly

Island will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All pedestrians and vehicles still on

the campus at that time will be permitted to exit at the intersection of Columbus Drive and

Roosevelt Road.

Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will be closed to the public on Sunday,

May 20.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 – 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

***UPDATED*** Museum Campus access for the Adler Planetarium, Field Museum, and

Shedd Aquarium will be granted at the following locations:

• Vehicles will be able to access the Museum Campus via Eastbound E. Roosevelt Road at

Indiana Street. However, there is only limited parking on Saturday, May 19 until 6 p.m.

• Pedestrians will be able to access Museum Campus via Lakefront Trail in front of the

Shedd Aquarium.

The following roads will be closed:

• Museum Campus Drive between McFetridge Drive and 18th Street

• E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

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• 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• Lake Shore Drive between McFetridge Drive and McCormick Center (Street closure will

merge with McCormick Center street closures.)

Street parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

• East and west side of N. Museum Campus Drive between McFetridge Drive and 18th

Street

• North and south side of E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus

Drive

• East and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Lake Shore

Drive

The following parking lots will be closed to museum campus patrons:

• Field Museum east parking lot

• South portion of Adler Planetarium parking lot

• First floor of Soldier Field North Lot

• Waldron Lot and Soldier Field South Lot

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 6 p.m. until Sunday, May 20 at midnight (Sunday midnight into

Monday)

The following roads will be closed:

• Museum Campus Drive between E. Solidarity Drive and 18th Street

• E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• Northbound and southbound Lake Shore Drive between E. Balbo Avenue and

McCormick Center (Street closure will merge with McCormick Center street closures)

• E. McFetridge Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus Drive

• S. Columbus Drive between E. Balboa Drive and E. McFetridge Drive

• Eastbound and westbound E. Roosevelt Road between S. Indiana Avenue and S. Lake

Shore Drive

Street parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

• East and west side of N. Museum Campus Drive between E. Solidarity Drive and 18th

Street

• North and south side of E. Waldron Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of 18th Street between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum Campus

Drive

• North and south side of McFetridge Drive between S. Lake Shore Drive and Museum

Campus Drive

• North and south side of eastbound and westbound Solidarity Drive between Museum

Campus Drive and Adler Planetarium turnabout.

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The following parking lots will be closed:

• Field Museum east parking lot

• Adler Planetarium parking lot

• Soldier Field North Lot (all floors)

• Waldron Lot and Soldier Field South Lot

Willis Tower

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 p.m. at:

• S. Franklin Street between W. Adams Street and W. Jackson Boulevard

• In addition, the street closure that already exists due to construction on W. Adams Street

(north side of Willis Tower) and S. Upper Wacker Drive (west side of Willis Tower) will

be in effect.

No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday,

May 20 (Saturday midnight going into Sunday).

• North and south side of Adams Street on north side of Willis Tower

• North and south side of Jackson Boulevard between Franklin and Wacker Drive

• East and west side of Franklin Street between Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard

Chicago Cultural Center & Art Institute of Chicago

No street parking will be allowed beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 19 until midnight, Sunday,

May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday):

• East and west sides of Wabash Avenue between Lake Street and Washington Street

• North and south sides of Randolph Street between Michigan Avenue and Wabash

Avenue

• North and south sides of E. Washington Street between Wabash Avenue and Michigan

Avenue

• West side of Michigan Avenue between E. Randolph Street and E. Jackson Drive

• North and south sides of E. Monroe Street between S. Michigan Avenue and S.

Columbus Drive

Beginning at midnight, Sunday, May 20 (Saturday midnight into Sunday) the following road will

be closed until 11 p.m.:

• E. Monroe Street between S. Michigan Avenue and S. Columbus Drive

Beginning at 4 p.m, Sunday, May 20, until 11 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

• Garland Court between Madison Street and Randolph Street

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, there will be intermittent road closures starting at 6 p.m.

• Northbound/southbound Michigan Avenue between E. Randolph Street and Jackson

Drive

• Jackson Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive

• S. Columbus Drive between E. Monroe Street and E. Jackson Drive

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Airspace Restrictions

An interagency airspace security plan will be implemented to provide secure airspace over the

Chicago area during the NATO Summit. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight

advisory listing enhanced restrictions was released April 18 (Notice #NOTC3675 -

http://www.faasafety...w.aspx?nid=3675). A Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs)

with additional details will be published at a later date.

Pilots are strongly encouraged to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to

operations in the area or contact a Flight Service Station at 1-800-992-7433 to check for all

current NOTAMs. Pilots may also contact FAA Systems Operations Support Center (SOSC) at

202-267-8276 or through the FAA's website http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/liStreethtml.

Marina/Waterway Restrictions

The public will see an increased U.S. Coast Guard presence on the water during the NATO

Summit. The Coast Guard's initiatives are one of the many layers of increased security during the

summit. The Coast Guard will continue to perform its standard missions of search and rescue

and law enforcement in addition to their homeland security responsibilities.

The following maritime security zone will be effective and enforced 24 hours a day between 8

a.m. on May 18, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 22, 2012:

• Security Zone A - Security Zone A encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and

shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the Burnham park boat

ramp with its center point located in the approximate position 41º51'37"N,

087º36'44"W.[DATUM: NAD 83].

Security Zones B, C, and D, effective between 8 a.m. on May 18, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 22,

2012, will have fewer restrictions than Zone A. Commercial and recreational traffic will be

allowed access to these areas unless security measures need to be temporarily implemented.

• Security Zone B - Security Zone B encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and

shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the outer most tip of the

Chicago lock with its center point located in the approximate position 41º53'19"N,

087º36'17"W.[DATUM: NAD 83].

• Security Zone C - Security Zone C encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the Chicago

River between the Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling Works Lock which is located

in approximate position 41º53'18"N, 087º36'28"W. [DATUM: NAD 83] and the juncture

of the north and south branches of the Chicago River which is located in approximate

position 41º53'11"N, 087º38'15"W. [DATUM: NAD 83]

• Security Zone D - Security Zone D encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the south

branch of the Chicago River between Mile Markers 245.0 and 276.0. [DATUM: NAD

83].

Concerned maritime traffic can contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Representative via

VHF-FM Channel 16.

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All City of Chicago owned or operated bridges over the Main, South and North Branches of the

Chicago River will be closed to masted navigation between 7 a.m. on May 18, 2012 through 7

a.m. on May 21, 2012.

Commuter Rail Lines and Public Transit

Commuter rail lines in Chicago will not be closed to riders during the NATO Summit. However,

passengers should plan for delays as trains approach and pass through the McCormick Place stop

due to necessary security measures.

The McCormick Place stop will be closed on both Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21. Other

stations may be closed as needed. Additional information on route changes during the NATO

Summit will be available online via Metra at http://www.metrarail.com and the Northern Indiana

Commuter Transportation District at http://www.NICTD.com.

Changes to bus routes within the vehicle and pedestrian restricted areas will be necessary.

Information on route changes will be available on the Chicago Transit Authority website at

http://www.TransitChicago.com.

Online Information

The Chicago NATO Host committee will use Notify Chicago as a resource for communicating

useful summit related information on street closures, traffic disruptions and more.

Individuals may sign up for Notify Chicago through the City of Chicago Office of Emergency

Management and Communications website to receive message alerts via text message or

voicemail related to extreme weather alerts, traffic disruptions, health alerts and major incidents.

The free subscription can be completed in a matter of minutes by visiting

http://www.notifychicago.org. This is a free City of Chicago service, though text message rates

may apply based on cell phone provider.

Information and updates for the 2012 NATO Summit will be available online through the

following websites.

• NATO Host Committee – http://www.chicagonato.org/

• City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications:

http://www.notifychicago.org

• Chicago Police Department: https://portal.chica...ortal/ClearPath

• Chicago Transit Authority: http://www.TransitChicago.com.

• Chicago Metra http://www.metrarail.com

• Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions – http://tfr.faa.gov/tfr2/list.html

• Illinois Department of Transportation - www.travelmidwest.com

• Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District - http://www.NICTD.com

• U.S. Secret Service – http://www.secretservice.gov

Additions or updates to this plan may be made prior to the start of the event.

###

Press Release

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions for 2012 NATO Summit Chicago

U.S. Department of

Homeland Security

United States

Secret Service

May 4, 2012

Press Release

Vehicle and Pedestrian Restrictions for 2012 NATO Summit Chicago

U.S. Department of

Homeland Security

United States

Secret Service

May 4, 2012

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Holy F-ing Sh##.

I'm stunned..........

 

No, I'm not a regular, I'm an out of towner from Michigan who regularly comes into Chicago for regattas (at least 2X a year).

This scares the SH## out of me. Mostly because I don't know where all the lines are drawn.

 

I KNOW its not the weekend of the NOOD or Verve, but it still intimidates the heck out of me.

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

 

We have decided to cater to your higher end protester/anarchist/nutjob with plastic adirondac chairs, pbr sunbrellas and wi cheese slices with thunderbird wine....

but seriously who is paying for the hundreds of thousands man hours for 4/5 day lock down and why would you want to have it in your city?

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

 

We have decided to cater to your higher end protester/anarchist/nutjob with plastic adirondac chairs, pbr sunbrellas and wi cheese slices with thunderbird wine....

but seriously who is paying for the hundreds of thousands man hours for 4/5 day lock down and why would you want to have it in your city?

 

...because the Roller Derby was going on that weekend in Detroit.

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No big deal. It will be like the Taste of Chicago, with dirty hippies and club swinging cops. Sounds kind of fun! I could make a small fortune renting folding chairs and selling popcorn... Protester tours on the double deck buses, Steve Irwin style...

 

We have decided to cater to your higher end protester/anarchist/nutjob with plastic adirondac chairs, pbr sunbrellas and wi cheese slices with thunderbird wine....

but seriously who is paying for the hundreds of thousands man hours for 4/5 day lock down and why would you want to have it in your city?

 

...because the Roller Derby was going on that weekend in Detroit.

 

Ro! is a Roller Derby girl... Skater name, 'Zulu Killer'.

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

 

before they attack, correct your post.

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CIRCUS

Going out Wednesday for a little Wednesday tune-up. Anyone else going out?

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Hi All! I'm looking for a fun Wed Night ride out of Monroe or DeSable. Please send me an email if you have any suggestions. I'm out of the loop these days... cjmurray1@gmail.com

 

Get the V-15 out!

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What a great weekend on the water, sure Saturday was a little damp but Sunday more than made up for it.

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Going to meet Doug-mo (Guy Cunningham) at The Dock at Montrose Beach at 3:30 today for a beer. Wanted to go to this place since it opened last year. Nice day for a beer on the beach.

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bowman(person) needed for May 28th (Olympic Cup?). sprit boat. PM me.

 

damn. Sunday is the 27th not the 28th as indicated previously. I'm such a shin dick.

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bowman(person) needed for May 28th (Olympic Cup?). sprit boat. PM me.

 

damn. Sunday is the 27th not the 28th as indicated previously. I'm such a shin dick.

 

Unfortunately out of town.

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I am surprised there is racing this weekend. I know Downtown is the epicenter, but transpo all around the loop will be challenging.

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I am surprised there is racing this weekend. I know Downtown is the epicenter, but transpo all around the loop will be challenging.

I don't think there is any racing this weekend. However, checking the A3 website, there is only 1 entry for ALL races this year so far. What gives?

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CYC has OD racing out of Belmont. 36.7, 111, shields, etc

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If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinlock-Deckvest-Updated-2009-Generation-/261025234796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc650ff6c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

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SW artical about bowman cracked me up when they stated something to the effect of, 'Nothing good ever comes from yelling.' Who are they kidding. Bowmen love getting yelled at.

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If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spinlock-Deckvest-Updated-2009-Generation-/261025234796?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc650ff6c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

Thanks!!! Bought 1.....

ID

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Congrats to Dave Rearick and Matt Scharl for first to finish in leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup :)

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All sold - Damm I should have pulled the trigger yesterday.

If anyone is looking for a Spinlock Deckvest there are a few newly updated '09 models on ebay from Spinlock with full warranties etc. $150 - NFI but looked like a pretty good deal.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...c#ht_500wt_1156

 

 

Nice breeze today - good sail

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Not sure what their stock is but this is the 2nd or 3rd lot of 10 that Spinlock has put on ebay. Might be worth keeping an eye out for the next batch. May get different sizes next time.

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