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Portland Water District construction, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924

Contributed by Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

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.

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  • 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 (cm): 8 x 11
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9373
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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