This is the fire boat that fought the infamous 1969 fire for which our fair city got a bad name. It wasn't that big of a fire. Fires in the 50's were bigger.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Burning River Fest
Last Saturday Pat and I went to the Burning River Fest. Somehow gardening and the environment kind of go together.The fest was started by the folks at the Great Lakes Brewery as a celebration of our river, our lake and environmental awareness (I think this is where I have to insert a disclaimer. Pat and I are avid consumers of Great Lakes beer). The fest was held at the closed Coast Guard Station off Wendy Park on Whiskey Island. Bands played pretty much non-stop, the food and beer were great and the views were magnificent. The old boat house had various displays about water conservation.