Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 12 Photos

Placing the Main Channel in Operation

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BC-Photo 12.7

January 16, 1900. The Main Channel is full in Section 12. This view is taken from the Romeoville Road Bridge looking north. The water level in the Main Channel reached equilibrium with the water level in the West Fork and Collateral Channel on January 14, 1900. The wait began for Illinois governor Tanner to give his approval for the water to flow out of the Main Channel at Lockport. (MWRD photo, disc 14, image 61)