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Chicago Marinas: Where Have the Boats Gone?

In 2007, there were 980 moorings in Monroe Harbor on Chicago’s south side, and they were all occupied. But then, after the recession the next year, people started staying away. The city eliminated more than half the moorings, to 390, and now only 368 of them are occupied. It’s running a youth sailing program on an empty end where boats used to be moored. As the Chicago Tribune asks in this detailed story, where have the boats gone? The real story is more nuanced than what the numbers suggest at Monroe Harbor, which is owned by the city but operated by…