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Photograph of first water diverted from Chicago River into the CSSC
The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a man-made hydrologic connection between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins that was completed in the early 20th century to address sanitation and flooding. Construction of the CSSC allowed theā€¦
The steering wheel from the S.S. Eastland, an excursion boat that capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing over 800 people.

Straightening the Chicago River.jpg
A crane sits on the bank of the Chicago River and is set along side the equipment to straighten the chicago River in 1929
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