Illinois Vacations

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EAGLE CREEK STATE PARK

Eagle Creek State Park is located on the west side of Lake Shelbyville, an enormous manmade lake in the woodlands of east-central Illinois.

Activities: There's a 12-mile trail for backpacking and hiking, along with several other trails. Cross-country skiing is possible on some trails in the winter. Fishing is available, and hunting is permitted in season.

Camping Regulations: Camping is allowed at one designated primitive area on the 12-mile backpack trail.

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It's necessary to register first at the park office before starting out.

For Further Information: Eagle Creek State Park, RR 1, P.O. Box 6, Findlay, IL 62534; (217)756-8260.

In the summer of 1943, the deck gun was removed from Atlantic boats. The single gun bandstand aft of the bridge (model 0) was modified in early 1943 by adding a second, lower bandstand with another single 20-mm gun (this was then called ‘conning tower modification II’). The Type I modification (two 13. 2-mm twin machinegun mounts on the upper bandstand and a single 20-mm mount on the lower bandstand) was abandoned when tests showed that the machine guns were not powerful enough. From May 1943, ‘modification IV’ was introduced, meaning two single 20-mm mounts on the widened upper bandstand and a quadruple 20-mm mount on the enlarged lower bandstand. After 20-mm twin mounts became available in July 1943, they replaced the single mounts. From October 1943, the 37-mm mount replaced the quadruple mounts. This represented the final variation of the Type IV conning tower modification.

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