Annual Reports ...., Volume 9, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1903
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Page 353 - That a contracu contract or contracts may be entered into by the Secretary of War for such materials and work as may be necessary to complete said project, to be paid for as appropriations may from time to time be made by law, not to exceed in the aggregate ninety-seven thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven dollars, exclusive of the amounts herein and heretofore appropriated.
Page 639 - Board of five engineer officers, whose duties shall be fixed by the Chief of Engineers, and to whom shall be referred for consideration and recommendation, in addition to any other duties assigned, so far as in the opinion of the Chief of Engineers may be necessary, all reports upon examinations and surveys provided for by Congress, and all projects or changes in projects for works of river and harbor improvement theretofore or thereafter provided for.
Page 97 - The approved project, adopted in 1880, provides for the widening and deepening of the river so as to secure a channel of at' least 12 feet depth at high water, with 100 feet width from its mouth up to Berkley Bridge (above Dighton); thence 12 feet depth with 80 feet width (100 feet width at bends) up to Briggs Shoal; thence 11 feet depth with 80 feet width up to the "shipyard...
Page 643 - States as in his judgment the public necessity may require; and he is also authorized to prescribe regulations to govern the speed and movement of vessels and other water craft in any public navigable channel which has been improved under authority of Congress, whenever, in his judgment, such regulations are necessary to protect such improved channels from injury, or to prevent interference with the operations of the United States in improving navigable waters or injury to any plant that may be employed...
Page 29 - ... extra-duty pay to soldiers necessarily employed for periods not less than ten days as artificers on work in addition to and not strictly in the...
Page 100 - The approved project of 1878, as modified in 1882, provided for deepening the river and deepening and widening its anchorage basins so as to secure a channel of at least 25 feet depth at low water with 300 feet width from the deep water of Narragansett Bay up to Providence, RI, and so as to secure anchorage basins of 20 feet depth with 600 feet width, 18 feet depth with 725 feet width, 12 feet depth with 940 feet width, and 6 feet depth with 1,060 feet width from Fox Point to Fields Point, all at...
Page 252 - This river in its original condition was considerably obstructed at all stages of water by sunken logs and snags. Its bar entrance was narrow, crooked, and shifting, with only about 4 feet of water at low tide, and so situated as to be difficult and expensive to improve. The original project, adopted in...
Page 54 - Hatchs rock) was obstructed by a shoal over which there was only 7^ feet of water, and the channel between Gardiner and Augusta, a distance of 6| miles, was obstructed by shoals which gave a navigable depth of only 3^ feet in low summer tides. Appropriations for minor improvements were made at various times between 1827 and 1852. In 1866 a project was begun for improving the upper part of the river, with a view to obtaining a channel 7 feet deep and 100 feet wide at low water. This project, with...
Page 171 - For a distance of 1| miles from the mouth the width of the stream averages about 80 feet at low water and about 120 feet between the banks, and the channel in its original condition had a depth at mean high water of from 12 to 15 feet, except at one place, where the depth was 9 feet. The project for this improvement was adopted in the river and harbor act of June 3, 1896, and is printed in the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1895, page 1102.
Page 174 - Goshen to a point about 4,000 feet below: and thence to the mouth, a distance of about 2,500 feet, a low-water depth of from 3 to 5 feet, with a least width of 30 feet. The project for its improvement, adopted in 1891, proposed the deepening and widening by dredging of the 4,000 feet of the creek below Goshen Landing to a low-water depth of 3 feet and a...

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