Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 24–45

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BC-Photo 5.34

Looking north from the terminal wall of Section 15, November 12, 1896: The gradual enlargement of the Main Channel for a turning basin in the foreground and construction of the Lockport Controlling Works sluice gates on the left. The bedrock was lower and walls were built to contain the water in the Main Channel. The water, if not contained, would flow over the landscape. (MWRD photo, disc 10, image 61)