DNAinfo — “Eleanor Boathouse Officially Opens in Bridgeport”

Community members joined Studio Gang, the Chicago Park District, Alderman Thompson, Mayor Emanuel, and other community partners at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening. Photo: Tom Harris Photography.

December 4, 2016

“Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined members of the Bridgeport and rowing community to officially open the Eleanor Boathouse Sunday.

The much-anticipated boathouse at 2828 S. Eleanor St. will function as a rowing training center and boat storage facility. It is the fourth of its kind to be built in Chicago.

‘The Eleanor Boat House supports the larger movement of ecological and recreational revival of the Chicago River,’ Mayor Emanuel said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday.

The Eleanor Boathouse can accommodate up to 57 ‘erg’ machines, has a multi-purpose community room, main office, open seating area, restrooms with showers and building storage.

A second building functions as boat storage and includes a rowing office, boat repair bay, vending machine area, restroom and four-team storage areas.”

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