Flushing Tunnel

Installed in 1911 and reactivated in 1999, the flushing tunnel is a large propeller that moves water into and out of the Gowanus Canal either through a brick-lined 1.2-mile (1.9-km) tunnel via Butler Street to Buttermilk Channel (between lower Brooklyn and Governor’s Island) or through the mouth of the Canal that opens into New York Harbor.

June 2nd, 2013|