The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

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 Wendella Boats, a family-owned business now in its fourth generation, is the oldest tour boat company in Chicago.  Operating since 1935 from its dock at the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue,  the company offers a 90 minute Combined Lake and River Tour, a 60 minute Chicago River Architecture Tour, a two hour Sunset Cruise, Fireworks Cruises and Wine & Wave Cruises. Wendella also operates the Chicago Water Taxi, which provides transportation services on the Chicago River.  In addition, Wendella features vessels perfect for private charters.

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Centennial Activities

Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:00am to 10:30am
Saturday, September 12, 2009 9:00am to 10:30am

Burnham By Boat

Wendella Boats

The Burnham Plan of 1909 launched Chicago into an era of unparalleled dreams fueled by the imagination of two great men, Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett. Their vision for the city resulted in the creation of Wacker Drive, the Michigan Avenue bridge, Northerly Island, Grant Park and much more. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Burnham Plan, Wendella Boats is offering an opportunity to learn about the life and legacy of these two men, with emphasis on Daniel Burnham. [MORE]

Wendella Boats


Wendella Boats Dock
400 N Michigan Avenue
at the base of the Wrigley Building
Chicago, IL 60611
312-222-9225 (fax)
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