In my upcoming book about the ISLANDS of the Great Lakes, I will take you to the
James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle.
During my winter in Chicago, I watched the city wake from its snowy slumber. The ice on the lake broke up and melted, and workers climbed up on Chicago's Buckingham Fountain to prepare it to have water flowing through its pipes once again.
The fountain is quiet all winter
Workers inspect the fountain...
...and ready it for the water to flow once again.
Most people see the fountain in the summer with water streaming, so you may not be aware of the effort it takes at the end of every winter to get it running once again.