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 2.74

Ice in the recess of the lock gate pocket can impair gate operation. Shown on February 2, 1940, successive lock gate operations compress ice against the back wall of the recess and will not allow the lock gate to fully open. When not fully open, the lock gate protrudes into the lock chamber and may be struck and damaged by moving boats. (MWRD photo 25503)