Is that the Loch Michigan Monster lurking off Fullerton Beach?
Folks cruising along north Lake Shore Drive in recent days may have thought they discovered a new island in the water just off Fullerton Avenue. What they actually saw, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation, was a barge holding materials for the new 5.8 acre Fullerton Revetment project.
The project, which broke ground last October, is expected to stretch 1,700 feet along the lake. It aims to reinforce the shoreline while relieving some of the congestion on the bike and running paths around the Theater on the Lake building.
Park District officials say they expect the Revetment to be finished by summer 2016.
Monica Eng is a WBEZ producer and co-host of the Chewing The Fat podcast. Follow her at @monicaeng or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org