A typical summer day at North Avenue Beach.
By Robert Whitfield
It has been a long wait for the glorious Chicago summer we once took for granted. It will be with us again soon, and for those who may have forgotten, we have these images from beautiful summer seasons of the past.
Sailboats in Monroe Harbor.
More Monroe Harbor sailboats.
In a few weeks, there will be boats everywhere.
It will be beginning soon.
Sightseeing boats on the Chicago River are not merely for tourists.
Volleyball and sunbathing on Oak Street Beach within yards of the entrance to one of the nation’s great hotels.
Delightful outdoor restaurants have come and gone through the years on Oak Street Beach.
Another year’s restaurant.
Looking back at a sweep of beach as we move north along the lakefront .
More of Castaways.
It was almost like being on a boat
The view looking north
North Avenue Beach.
Walk across a foot bridge over the Outer Drive and you are in Lincoln Park.