Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 7.9

October 14, 1896. A completed Main Channel excavation in Section L. Contractors who completed their portion of the Main Channel excavation were required to keep the excavation de-watered or nearly so until all work was completed for the entire Main Channel. This was eventually found to be a hardship for those contractors who finished early and the SDC assumed the responsibility for drainage. (MWRD photo, disc 4126, image 49)