Support The I&M Canal This Year

A message from Ana B. Koval, President of the Canal Corridor Association… In all my 27 years with the Canal Corridor Association, 2023 stands out as one of the most successful. This has been a transformational period for our organization and our efforts, as designated by Congress,

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I&M Canal Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that most wonderful time of year! But, also an anxious time of year… Where will you find presents your friends and family will love? This year our online shop and brick-and-mortar boutique (754 First Street, LaSalle, IL) have delightful gifts, including several new gift sets, that

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Now Hiring: Visitor Center Manager

The Canal Corridor Association is accepting resumes for a Visitor Center Manager at the I&M Canal Visitor Center in LaSalle, Illinois. This is a full-time, 9-month position (April-December) that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the visitor center, gift shop, and canal boat ticket sales. Founded

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Now Hiring: Office Manager

UPDATE – POSITION FILLED The Canal Corridor Association is accepting resumes for an Office Manager at the new CCA office in Lemont, Illinois. This is a full-time position that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office, as well as administrative support for the Executive Director

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26th Canal Boat Captain’s Luncheon Honorees: Seneca Historical Guild

In December of 1942, there she was! A 327 foot, 5,500 ton, steel Landing Ship Tank ship (LST), sailing from the Prairie Shipyard in Seneca, Illinois. She was launched sideways from a slip at about 22 miles per hour, splashed into the Illinois River, and made her way to the ocean via the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

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26th Canal Boat Captain’s Luncheon Honorees: The Old Joliet Prison Museum

A spectacular evening in August 2022, an event named Blues Brothers Con brought 5,700 people out to see Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, other Blues artists and local bands perform at the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site, according to Gregg Peerbolte, Joliet Area Museum Director. A new addition to their Prison Museum venue, they hope to offer it again in the future.

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