View Full Version : Fox Chain is open to No Wake...so anybody have info on Blarney

06-07-2004, 12:39 PM
Island.....Is there racing thursday if the Chain is open ?

06-07-2004, 04:28 PM
check their site, if the water keeps dropping at the current rate the no wake will be lifted and the races will be on!


06-08-2004, 09:02 AM
more info.


06-09-2004, 07:17 AM
H:\PROJECT_FILES\Boating restrictions\2004\060904 normal lakes upriver.doc
Ingrid Ruttendjie at (847) 587-8590
EFFECTIVE 8 a.m. Wednesday, 6/9/04
Lakes and Upper River open to normal boating;
Lower River remains closed
The Fox Waterway Agency (FWA) announces that, effective at 8 a.m., Wednesday June 9, 2004,
in concurrence with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Office of Water Resources, the
Lakes and Upper River (north of Stratton Lock and Dam) are open to normal boating conditions. The
lower river south of the Dam to the Algonquin Dam (by Hwy. 62 in Algonquin) remains closed to all boating
due to high water and extremely swift currents.
“The high water has been steadily declining,” stated Executive Director Ingrid Ruttendjie, “and we
expect that a combination of no rains, and the recent hot weather have helped in returning the system to
normal boating. It is great news to have the boating season get underway!”
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources staff have been continuously monitoring and
modeling the system during the past few weeks. Officials will continue to monitor the system to
determine when the lower river is at safe levels for opening back to normal boating conditions.
Up-to-date information is available on the FWA website at www.foxwaterway.state.il.us with this
site being updated 24-hours a day as necessary. The website also provides links to the National Weather
Service forecast sites for both the New Munster and the Algonquin gauges. For those without Internet
access, call the Fox Waterway Agency’s automated phone system at (847) 587-8540. The
restriction/closure information is provided in the opening greeting, and updated during the day as

06-09-2004, 07:53 AM



Gentlemen.........start you engines!! It is now official.......the Blarney Island Boat Races are officially on for this Thursday! You are going to experience Thunder on the Chain like you have never seen it! There is a lot of pent up demand for boating and partying, so don't miss the first races of the year. Everyone who is someone is going to be out to see the boat races and all the new and familiar faces. This will also be the first race with the new bandshell and dancefloor....we wonder who will be the first to christen the dance floor. Make your plans now to get out of work early and reserve your place at this monumental event. Spread the word, the lakes are opening and the races are on! See you all there. Shawn, John, & Rob

06-10-2004, 09:20 AM
Are ya gonna be there tonight er what? I just wanted to post on the racers forum to be cool! Later, Dave

06-11-2004, 10:18 AM
Tell the wife Hi !!

And your the coolest Cat around :)

Damn I feel rough....got home at a 1/4 to 1 and the up at 1/4 to 5.

Good ta see everyone at the Port !!


06-11-2004, 10:52 AM
Got one call from Father Steve but it dropped the call. I think it was your phone cause I also saw a missed call from your cell.