West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 4 Photos, 38–73

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Extending the Sanitary & Ship Canal

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Photo 4.55

May 28, 1907. The upstream lock gates are left of center in this south facing view. The short wall to the right was called the guard wall and served to guide boats into the lock against the force of water moving west into the forebay. The wall to the left and a wider Sanitary & Ship Canal indicates that space was being provided for a larger lock planned in the future. (MWRD photo 3724)