AbstractAn album containing photos of the construction of the Welland Ship Canal. There are 137 black and white photographs dated from 1922 to 1933. Many of the photos have captions. Photos include excavation of the guard gate site; view of guard gate structure; excavation of Ontario Paper Co. dock; mudslide at the Ontario Paper Co. dock site; west end safety weir in present canal; unwatering dams and sluice on site safety weir; cut connecting entrce. Lock 7 to present canal prism; excavating rock in prism and turning basin; channel excavation; guard and east end safety weir; canal prism looking south from guard gate; canal prism looking north from guard gate; Thorold turning basin; remains of cofferdam, safety weir; supply channel from west end safety weir; upstream side safety weir; dredging safety weir; downbound vessels awaiting opening canal at guard gate; guard gate with bridge no. 8 open; guard gate with bridge no. 10 closed; wire rope fender and machinery above guard gate; Thorold at Ontario Paper Co. dock; Beaver Dams culvert; Beaver Dams creek; G.T.R. culvert and embankment; bridge no. 10; trench for Davis culvert; Thorold-Allanburg bridge over Beaver Dams Creek; canal prism; bridge no. 11; bridge no. 12; syphon culvert site; aqueduct; rock blasting at Ramey’s bend; Wabash crossing; bridge no. 14; bridge no. 16; bridge no. 18; casting concrete piles for Welland dock; Derrick Scow “Handy Andy”; and the Administration Building.
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