Building the Canal to Save Chicago

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BC-Photo 7.16

October 17, 1894. Another view of excavation in Section O. Due to the lack of more sophisticated equipment for under water excavation, the banks of the Main Channel were left without graded side slopes. In time, these banks would develop a trapezoidal cross-section shape. (MWRD photo, disc 7, image 74)