Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 45–68

(photos 1–22 here and 23–44 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.65

Many boats are using Wilmette Harbor in this 1938 aerial photograph. The harbor appears the same as constructed by the District. The state transferred ownership of most of the landfill, Gilson Park, to the Wilmette Park District in 1911. The District retained ownership of a small area on each side of the harbor, which it then leased. (MWRD aerial photo archives)