Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.2

A hydraulic dredge being used in Section 6 to remove soft and wet soil overburden, 1895. The spoil slurry was used in the construction of the levee between the Des Plaines River and the Main Channel or it may have been placed where rock spoil would later be placed northwest of the Main Channel. (MWRD photo, disc 5, image 14)