Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.34

September 19, 1917. Both channel side slopes in the reach between the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad (now the CTA Purple Line) and Isabella Street are being stabilized using hydraulic sluicing. The sluiced material in the channel is being removed by dredging. A golf course occupies some of the land on each side of the channel. (MWRD photo 6197)