31st Street Harbor Wins A Major Award

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 19, 2012 11:00PM

The $103 million renovation project that turned 31st Street Harbor from an out of the way place to catch some smelt into the new crown jewel of Chicago's lakefront has earned raves from a yachting group.

The International Superyacht Society gave 31st Street harbor its 2012 Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, an award given to harbors based on both green and sustainable practices and the ability of a harbor to accommodate large yachts. So it's like a condescending pat on the back, more than anything.

That's not stopping Park District Supt. Michael Kelly from touting the award as an achievement, like Raphie Parker's dad putting that electric sex in the window. (It's indescribably beautiful!")

“The 31st St. Harbor is a forward-thinking, world class facility that was built with sustainability in mind. The response from boaters and park users has been fantastic.”

Kelly is right there. 31st Street Harbor and beach has made us fall in love with the lakefront again.