West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 2 Photos, 55–82

(photos 1–27 here and 28–54 here)

Chicago River and South Branch

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Photo 2.63

September 27, 1937. The northwest lock gate is in the closed position as viewed from southeast. The solid third side of the gate is a barrier to holdback higher lake water when the gate is closed. The lock gate operating mechanism is wrapped in a protective tarpaulin, indicating it is not yet being used. For adjustment and testing purposes, the gate is being moved with a cable and winch. (MWRD photo 23574)