West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

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Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.11

A blast of dynamite on August 6, 1907, blew the top of the cross-levee between construction sections three and four of the extended Sanitary & Ship Canal. Looking south toward Joliet, section four had already been completed and filled with water. Now it was time to let water into section three and the part of section two downstream of the Lockport Powerhouse. (MWRD photo 3774)