Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–23

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BC-Photo 5.10

March 27, 1895. Double-leg rotating derricks removed rock from the channel excavation in Section 14 on the left and deposited the rock on the spoil piles on both sides of the channel. Spoil was deposited on both sides of the Main Channel in this area. As can be seen, each leg of the derrick supported two hoists for hoppers. As two were being hoisted from the bottom of the excavation, two were being dumped on the spoil pile. (MWRD photo, disc 3, image 95)