Chicago's very own battleship [incl column by Cecil]

Whodathunkit?: Battleship Illinois (replica) - Wikipedia

Unimpressive, semi-non link, dude.

Maybe you meant this:

There it is - thank you, TubaDiva. Looks like I was missing the closing parenthesis.

Well, we did have not one, but two aircradt carriers operating out of Chicago during WW@.

Steam-powered, paddle-wheelers, to boot.

Right you are:

Congrats, Elendil’s Heir, Cecil has taken this up his very own self: