One of two front-end loaders working on the waterfront near Church Street to ready Evanston’s beaches for the summer season backed a little too far into the water this morning and got stuck.

Evanston Now reader Eliza Wilmerding captured the scene and Amanda Herman sent the photo in to us.

And 20-month-old Oliver Wilmerding spent part of his morning dreaming up plans for how to pull the stranded vehicle back out of the water.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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