One interesting tidbit from the article is that Chicago had at least three fireboats and each could throw "streams of water half as big around as a barrel." The article also shows that ship commerce had not yet moved from the urban area to the Lake Calumet area.
Note in a 1933 aerial photo that the slip in this map still existed in 1933.
|Glen Miller -> Original Chicago A fireboat fighting a fire on the banks of the Chicago River in 1932.|
Historical Photo of the Week: The South Branch of the River and the railyard for the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad on September 13, 1905, viewed looking north from 18th Street.
[Note the three grain elevators on the left, two of which have Burlington Route signs. Also note the size of the boats docking near them.]
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