Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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August 22, 1899. A home on the bank of the Illinois and Michigan Canal as construction of the Main Channel was nearing completion. The I&M Canal upstream of Joliet would continue in service until about 1920 when the Calumet-Sag Channel was nearing completion. In 1907, the new lock at Lockport on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal provided an alternate route for navigation between Joliet and Chicago. (MWRD photo, disc 9, image 53)