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Chicago Drainage Canal

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1897. William Sooy Smith Dredger.
1897. The King Ditching Machine.
1897. The Marion Excavator.
1897. Tipping Machinery on Sections M and L.
1897. Bridge Conveyor on Section A.
1897. Air Hoist for Loading Rock into Spoil Wagons.
1897. Double Cantilever Conveyor.
1897. Bate's Belt Conveyor.
1897. Inclined Truss Conveyors.
1897. Smith and Eastman's Conveying Derricks.
1897. The Brown Conveyor.
1897. The Brown Conveyor.
1897. Tail Towers of Lidgerwood Conveyors.
1897. Travelling Gear and Skip.
1897. Osgood Steam Shovel.
1897. Osgood Steam Shovel.
1897. Loading cars for Osgood Steam Shovel.
1897. Dynamite Blast.
1897. Canal Works with Lidgerwood Conveyor.
1897. Christie and Lowe System of Excavation and Distribution.
1897. Christie and Lowe Conveyor.
1897. Ingersoll-Sergeant Channelling Machine.
1897. Channelling Machine at Third Level.
1897. Cutting in Rock Section.
1897. Method of Removing Spoil by Inclines.
1897. Canal in rock.
1897. Derrick and Masonry Retaining Wall.

The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, is a 28-mile-long (45 km) canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Main Stem and the South Branch of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. The related Calumet-Saganashkee Channel does the same for the Calumet River a short distance to the south, joining the Chicago canal about half way along its route to the Des Plaines. The two provide the only navigation for ships between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.[1]

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