2009 Sperry Top-Sider Chicago NOOD

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 /Windancer/, Drew Shea (foreground) and Thomas Beebe await Friday morning's thunderstorm.

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 Windancer, Drew Shea (foreground) and Thomas Beebe await Friday morning's thunderstorm.Michael Lovett

/Windancer/ skipper Sam Nedeau takes a peak at the storm brewing above Chicago.

Windancer skipper Sam Nedeau takes a peak at the storm brewing above Chicago.Michael Lovett

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 /Windancer/, Rob Canis (foreground) and John "Boz" Bousfield track an approaching storm.

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 Windancer, Rob Canis (foreground) and John "Boz" Bousfield track an approaching storm.Michael Lovett

Storms on Friday morning turned the skies an eerie yellow color and cast dark shadows over the crew of the Great Lakes 70 /Windancer/.

Storms on Friday morning turned the skies an eerie yellow color and cast dark shadows over the crew of the Great Lakes 70 Windancer.Michael Lovett

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 /Windancer/, Rob Canis (foreground) and John "Boz" Bousfield track an approaching storm.

Aboard the Great Lakes 70 Windancer, Rob Canis (foreground) and John "Boz" Bousfield track an approaching storm.Michael Lovett

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