Kankakee River, 1978 I was ten years old, it was really cold, and I finally got to see a hovercraft! It was an LACV-30, clearing ice on the Kankakee River. Wow.

For awhile afterward, this was my favorite photo. I used to walk around with it in my back pocket. One day it went through the wash!

Glad my sister was small enough to not block the hovercraft!