Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 6 Photos

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BC-Photo 6.2

A dipper dredge used on Section A to remove deeper soft and wet overburden, May 31, 1894. The dredge spoil was cast to the side or loaded into scows and used in the levee between the construction site and Des Plaines River. (MWRD photo, disc 3, image 19)