Gary, IN

I’m biking east along Interstate 80 and today I left Illinois and entered Indiana. This is the closest I-80 gets to Lake Michigan, so I wanted to see what the lakeshore looks like, and I discovered US Steel Gary Works. This is a huge steel plant. Wikipedia says for many years this was the world’s…

Illinois waterway visitor center

From this visitor center and Wikipedia I learned that there’s a 100 mile canal here that connects the Great Lakes to the Mississippi river.