Super 8 Ottawa Starved Rock St Pk Area
Travel Blogs from Ottawa
... behind schedule. In order to get an early start tomorrow morning we decided to motor up the river a mile to the Starved Rock Marina to replenish our dwindling supply of diesel and water and then return to our anchorage (this time knowing exactly where it shallows). We tossed the first anchor and with it a trip line (used to help retrieve the anchor). You see, we did learn a thing or two from the previous debacle. But with the strong winds and ...
The Illinois Wabash Company attempted to claim Illinois, but an Illinois Territory was created 3/2/1809. The capital was an early French settlement, Kaskaskia.
The new Northwest Ordinance of 1818 attempted to settle the boundaries of the newly created Illinois and Indiana, though not without competing claims to the shore of Lake Michigan. In the end Nathaniel Pope managed to argue successfully ...
... closed their hiring season so we couldn’t go for a boat ride down the river, unfortunately. However, we did look around their boats, which was very interesting- they are SO cheap compared to ours. They had recently had a flood (the whole area had lots of large lakes close to the river) and the flood-damaged boats were even cheaper (tempting but too difficult to import).
Illinois has a mix of European immigrants, starting with the French ...
... back along the other (steeper and quite slippery) side of the canyon to Kaskaskia. The sun came dappling through the coloured autumn leaves, red, yellow, gold and it was amazingly, breathtakingly beautiful. Kaskaskia was probably our favourite, with its waterfall with the tree in and large pool beneath.
We were lucky enough to spot a beautiful kingfisher. We heard, but didn't see, the woodpeckers. We headed along the top of ...
To the east- Indiana (from Lake Michigan to Wabash River)
To the south- Kentucky (along Ohio River)
To the west- Missouri and Iowa (along Mississippi River)
To the north- Wisconsin
To the northeast- Michigan (middle of Lake Michigan)
NB- Kaskaskia, an enclave (and former capital) of Illinois lies completely inside Missouri as it is the wrong side of Mississippi River. ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking