Looking for any information on boating the Chicago River in downtown Chicago-as well as the small/large Calumet, Des Plains, Illinois, Ship Canal and very nearby areas of Lake Michigan. Would like to spend up to a week, and understand this is a total "urban" boating experience...steel mills, industrial facilities, high rise office buildings & condos, downtown restaurants, shopping the miracle mile, Navy Pier, etc. This ain't gonna be fishing, bonfires and wilderness beauty!

Considering some (most) overnights on the boat at Chicago Parks Departments marinas, will trailer to Chicago, launch locally, boat is a 32 ft. combination pontoon/houseboat with 12 ft height, single inboard. Have identified the following links, but interested in any local knowledge, boaters that have done the trip, suggested stops and especially, itineraries...e.g. put in here, day one see this, overnight here, day two see this...bridge, personal safety, fuel and navigation considerations.

Guidebooks/Websites
http://www.riverlorian.com/apps/webs...ts/show/122290
https://www.boatsetter.com/locations/cities/chicago#
http://www.chicagoloopbridges.com/st...2/boatrun.html
https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016...-chicago-river
https://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/ci...meworkplan.pdf
https://twitter.com/CGAUXCHICAGO
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...723-story.html
http://riverwalkchicago.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicag...and_Ship_Canal
https://www.chicagoriver.org/about-the-river
https://paddleillinoiswatertrails.or...-water-trails/
http://chicagoriverarchitecturetours.com/
https://forums.iboats.com/forum/gene...-chicago-river
https://navypier.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calumet_River

10 Marinas operated by Chicago Parks Dept.
http://www.chicagoparkdistrictparking.com/boat-launch/
https://www.chicagoharbors.info/harborspage/
https://dockwa.com/explore/chicago-harbors-marinas
http://www.westrec.com/marina/belmont-harbor/

Rental Boats, Trips & Charters
https://carefreeboats.com/locations/chicago-il/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Illinois.html
https://www.getmyboat.com/boat-renta...cago--illinois
http://freedomboatclub.com/what-is-a-boat-club/
https://www.airbnb.com/s/Chicago--IL...5B%5D=%2Fhomes
http://www.chicago-boat-rentals.com/

Video Boat Tours of Chicago
https://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/chicago-boat/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV4sBWYrvR4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK3g0ye3BpQ
http://chicagoyachtworks.com/boat-rentals

Waterfront Eateries
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...-chicago-river
http://riverwalkchicago.com/http:/ri...k-restaurants/
https://estateultrabar.projectparties.com/