West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 1–37

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Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.35

Two of the original horizontal generating units were replaced in 1935 with the more efficient vertical Kaplan-type units. Shown on June 5, 2017, the turbine has been preserved as a monument. The blades are adjustable to obtain maximum efficiency. The plaque indicates the turbine delivered 8,500 horsepower under a head of 37.5 feet spinning at 163.6 RPM. The serial number, 8396, served from 1934 to 1999. (Photo by author)