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 2.42

June 4, 1936. Workers on two construction barges are driving timber test piles into the bed of Chicago Harbor where the navigation lock will be built. The test piles will determine the loading capacity of timber piles used for the foundation of lock structures. Looking east beyond the workers, the Chicago Harbor lighthouse on the outer breakwater is in the background. (MWRD photo 21344)