Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.23

April 5, 1909. The flood in April 1909 caused much havoc along the channel route. South of Bryn Mawr Avenue a steam shovel remained partially underwater, and the drainage ditch on the east side of the channel excavation was running bank full. It took several days of lost productivity to pump out the water and to repair the steam shovel before work could resume. (MWRD photo 4067)