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Check out American Ripper on the History Channel……

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The History Channel is airing the new series about Chicago’s Serial Killer….. H. H. Holmes starting July 11th, 2017. Make sure to watch episodes 4 and 5, as you may recognize a few familiar things in those episodes.

Background……
Herman Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, was America’s first serial killer. No one knows for sure how many lives he took, but it’s believed he was responsible for killing as many as 200 people in the late 19th century. A con man, opportunist and evil genius, the crowning achievement of his dark deeds was the construction of a building later dubbed the Murder Castle: a hotel on Chicago’s south side that he engineered to be a factory of death, complete with a gas chamber, dissection room, trap doors and a basement furnace to destroy any trace of his sinister work.

American Ripper on the History Channel……trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-2-zwsc34

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2017 Season has officially begun in Chicago!!!

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The Double J is back for another great year ahead. We have some really cool upcoming projects in the mix. Keep a look out for updates! You never know where you may just see us….🙂

Today’s trip was a pretty pleasant one coming over from Burns Harbor Indiana. The lake was pretty flat out most of the way, but started to get foggy and certainly much cooler towards Chicago….as you can tell by the pics of the Chicago Skyline. But all told…. we safely arrived in Diversey Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chasing history on Chicago shoals: Day exploring with Shedd folks

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Chicago Sun Times article link:  http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/chasing-history-on-chicago-shoals-day-exploring-with-shedd-folks/

Lake Michigan……Julian’s Reef Lake Trout research project w/ Univ Wis and Univ IL

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On 09/22/2016 we helped out with the University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin, Madison researchers for a project they are working on in Lake Michigan. They are deploying egg traps on Julian’s Reef to assess the Lake Trout spawning success around that area. It turned out to be a nice calm day out on the water and a tad cloudy, but still a great day and successful deployment of all the research equipment. They will be collecting these egg traps later this fall after the spawning season.

Link to Video:  https://www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-Expeditions-173359136103435/videos/

Link to Photos:  https://www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-Expeditions-173359136103435/photos/?tab=album&album_id=916953691743972

Double rainbow over Double Jameson

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We had a double rainbow over Double Jameson

We had a double rainbow over Double Jameson

We were out working on the Double Jameson last night in the harbor and it started to rain. read more →

Double Jameson heads up to Chicago….

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New DBL J_4

Well…. the time has finally come for the Double Jameson 2.0 to make her way up to Chicago to her new home port in Diversey Harbor! read more →

The new Double Jameson is in the water!!

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Exciting times here for Great Lakes Expeditions! Our new Double Jameson vessel has made it into the water for her sea trials. We are expecting her to finally be shipped up to Chicago the week of June 6th -10th. read more →