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The caption to this photo when it appeared in the Portland Evening Express & Advertiser on December 9, 1924, was "The South Portal."
Portland Water District workers were building a new intake and conduit from Sebago Lake. The photo shows the point where the work changed from a ditch to a tunnel and where the workers fought against quicksand.
The pipe line is about 40 feet below the surface at this point.
About This Item
- Title: Portland Water District construction, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924
- Creator: Portland Press Herald, Portland Evening Express & Advertiser
- Creation Date: circa 1924
- Subject Date: circa 1924
- Town: Standish
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 10.2 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9373
- Collection: Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
- Object Type: Image
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