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Columbia Yacht Club

Address

111 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted

Description

Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been celebrated as one of Chicago's premier boating clubs and sailing organizations. It is located where Randolph Street meets the Lake Michigan shoreline. In the winter of 1982-83, Columbia Yacht Club purchased the MV Abegweit—a 372-foot, 7,000-ton train ferry from Canada. The ferry now serves as the club ship and headquarters. Once the most powerful icebreaking ship in the world, "Abby" remains "in service" today as an exclusive dining room and event space that offers unparalleled views of the Chicago harbor, skyline and Grant Park.

Behind the Scenes

Step aboard the MV Abegweit and tour this private club's dining room, outdoor deck, steering room and lower level. The lower level held railcars and motor vehicles during the ship's service on the Northumberland Straight from 1947 to 1982.