Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 7.5

The Mason-Hoover excavating machine following an accident in Section G in which one of the extended arms collapsed, 1895. Despite the touted efficiency of this machine, it could not exceed the performance of the steam shovel. This view is from the Santa Fe Railroad tracks looking westerly. The water in the foreground is probably a channel constructed by the contractor for drainage. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 181)