Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

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North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.13

October 22, 1920. The timber crib between the two rows of piles is being filled with rock by the dipper dredge at the far end of the new long breakwater. A reinforced section of crib wall #1 in the foreground connects to the land end of the long breakwater. The long breakwater was needed to blunt the force of storms from the north and northeast, and to reduce the accumulation of sand in the stilling basin inlet. (MWRD photo 7894)