Pura Vida and Inspiration made it well to Peoria. The only lock we had this whole leg was called Starved Rock Lock and we had to wait 4 hours for this lock to let us through. the river really opens up in some areas around here. You can start seeing some nice estates along the river. Peoria is home of the Caterpillar World Headquarters a few machining plants, and also the SS building which makes all the D6-D11 track type tractors. The SS facility is the only place in the world where they build the D11. So if you see a D11 its safe to say it was built right here in Peoria. We had a factory tour with my good friend George Newell. It’s not easy to get a factory tour here but we were able to do so because of Georges involvement with Caterpillar and my Grandfather who was a big customer of Caterpillar from the very beginning. We are docked at the Illinois Valley Yacht Club aka the IVY club. This is a nice marina, protected and close to Peoria. (309) 682-5419 They accept other club memberships.