On Sept. 13th, we continued on the canal to Joliet where the city provides a free wall to moor with free electricity. The canal is very industrial for about the first 20 miles. As I mentioned in the previous post, at one point, we had to pull off into a side canal to let a long tow and barge pass by, there being no clearance at all. This was an area with large numbers of barges parked along side the canal leaving only one-half of the canal available for passages. Pleasure boats necessarily defer to the big boys. After clearing this area, the rest of the canal down to Joliet was through rural areas and quite peaceful. The pictures are examples of what can typically be seen along this waterway.