Wateriders is all about Good Green Fun, and we support Chicago History kayaking education, too!
The links below are to our favorite online Kayaking resources; books about Chicago History that have informed our Chicago River kayak tours; and links to supporters of kayaking in Metro Chicago like our partners the East Bank Club and the City of Evanston.
METRO CHICAGO KAYAKING SUPPORTERS
Our New Downtown Chicago Kayaking Partner
Hosts of our new Evanston Lakefront Kayak Tours and Expeditions
BOOKS ABOUT KAYAKS AND KAYAKING
Practical Manual, Essential Knowledge for Beginner and Intermediate Paddlers
Kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler
Foundations of sound seamanship and good risk management, including lessons on how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate, and how to travel with a group.
[Book] specialist book on navigation written specially for the kayaker
Referenced in our Classic Chicago River and Shady Chicago: Ghosts and Gangsters of Hustlertown kayak tours.
Explanations for everything from slang to Chicagoans, famous and obscure, to what the Black Sox scandal was and why it mattered.
One of the best books for an overview of Chicago history.
Explores the relationship between Chicago, 1848-1893, and the entire West.
How the Chicago underworld earned its notorious reputation.
Brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child, by two wealthy college students.
Capone came to a booming, bustling, corrupt, and very thirsty Chicago in 1920.
Details the world-famous Everleigh Club brothel.
Concise and accessible narrative begins with a survey of Chicago’s stunning rise from a tiny frontier settlement to the nation’s second-largest city.