Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

(photos 23–44 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.7

Sept. 21, 1908. The landfill is not only used for the disposal of excavated spoil, but also for storage of materials as seen in this view from the temporary Sheridan Rd. trestle. A dinkie locomotive is pulling a string of dump cars around a loop of track after disposal of excavation spoil. Barges and work boats in the stilling basin are used for construction and maintenance of the crib walls. Crib wall #1 extends into the lake in three segments, following a dog-leg pattern. (MWRD photo 3908)