One way to get to the fair was by boat. Boats would drop people
off on the pier shown in this photo. The pier was connected the
Peristyle Water Gate, which separated the Grand Basin from Lake
Michigan. The pier had a moving sidewalk with seats people could
sit in so they did not have to make the long walk down the pier.
It was a popular spot for people who wanted to take a rest. People
were often found sleeping on it.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The
Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction
or distribution is prohibited without permission.