Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

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North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.33

November 1, 1916. Hydraulic sluicing in action on the east bank north of Isabella Street; two laborers direct the nozzle stream at the base of the cut. A stream-driven pump on the barge supplies high pressure water. The loosened soil ends up in the channel, where it is removed by dredging and towed in scows to a clay pit or the lake for disposal. Evanston Hospital is the large building right of center background. (MWRD photo 5651)