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 2.75

September 18, 1940. Even though the lock at the Chicago River Controlling Works was in operation, work remained to seal the federal inner breakwater and north pier. Work recently began on the former. Looking south from southwest lock guide wall, sheet piling is being driven along the lake side of the inner breakwater. The location of the US Coast Guard Station precludes piling on the river side of the breakwater. (MWRD photo 26337)