Lockport is a town next to I&M Canal, Illinois and Michigan Canal. This canal connected the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It was the main transportation of goods before the train. The economy in this area grew up in the 1800’s and little towns like Lockport flourished next to the Canal, including the city of Chicago. The buildings in the historic site are well preserved, therefore the main street is charming. I have visited this town before, my husband and I come to eat at a restaurant we like; also a friend and I came to buy fabric for quilting, one of her hobbies. This time I was there specifically to sketch it. The indoors of the buildings are amazing, highs ceilings, old wood floor, lots of carved wood details. The sketch shows the corner of IL Route 171 and IL Route 7. The lower right corner of the sketch shows Route 7 going down to bridge which crosses over the I&M Canal. I saw several cargo ships, very tempted to sketch them but I’ll have to leave that one for another day.