West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 28–54

(photos 1–27 here and 55–82 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.41

A District engineer inspects the federal inner breakwater on April 30, 1936, prior to the award of contracts to construct the Chicago River Controlling Works. Looking north on a foggy day from a point east of Randolph Street, the US Coast Guard Station is faintly visible. A wall is mounted on the east side of the breakwater to diminish the force of wind-driven waves. This breakwater will be included in the project to separate the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. (MWRD photo 21102)