Watching large ships pulling in and out of the Port Of Chicago was interesting. This is a freighter loaded with illegal Mezcicans headed for good paying jobs that Canadians don't want in Quebec.
We figured that boat was loaded with midwestern grain headed for an overseas profit.
At one time we watched two tug boats leave the canal and stop offshore not far from our boat. They stayed for almost an hour.
Then a large cargo ship pulled in. This was a real show. The ship was empty judging by how high it sat in the water. Our guess is that it was coming in to haul out more midwestern grain.
As we watched one tug pushed the bow of the ship out, away from the harbor.
The other tug went behind the ship and attached a line. Soon it became obvious that the tugs were going to pull the ship into the canal stern first. They did.
Since we usually fish away from any ports this was a new experience and made for an interesting day on the water.
For the near future, if the bite is in Cal Harbor we'll be back.