West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

(photos 38–73 here)

Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.3

May 7, 1907. The west levee holds the Des Plaines River back while excavation proceeds in the dry in section four of the extended Sanitary & Ship Canal. A steam shovel is loading dump cars in the distance. The cross levee beyond the steam shovel is an interim measure until the crib wall and levee extending farther south can be made watertight. The Santa Fe Railway follows the line of poles at left. (MWRD photo 3712)