Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 23–44

(photos 1–22 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.44

View from the stilling basin side of the lock, November 25, 1910. The east miter gates for the lock are in position. When swung open, each gate will be in a recess in the lock wall. Each gate is fitted with three small slide gates at the bottom to be used for emptying or filling the lock chamber to pass a boat through the lock. The miter gates point downstream since the higher water level will be in the channel when pumping occurs. (MWRD photo 4548)