Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.6

January 9, 1900. The slowly rising water level at the Bear Trap Dam of the Lockport Controlling Works in Section 15. A crowd has gathered to witness the rise. As of this date, the Main Channel is slightly more than half full. The full height of the Bear Trap Dam is shown by the shading on the far wall. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 73)