Union Boat House at Twenty-sixth street.

River, road and rail all met in the vicinity of the Central Manufacturing District. Union Boat House, operated by the Chicago River and Indiana railroad, was located to the northwest of Bridgeport. The Chicago Junction railway maintained a special agreement with the former company in order to provide water-carrier access to the firms of the district. This particular facility could receive up to eight large boats and 125 rail cars at one time.


Source: Central Manufacturing District (1915), p. 22.

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