The Lakes and gulf waterway: A brief, with illustrations and notes (Google eBook)

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Chicago Legal News Co., Printers, 1888 - Technology & Engineering - 83 pages
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Page 12 - Wisconsin, with a view to making the same a free passage way and harbor of refnge, to consider their value, and all other matters connected with their usefulness to navigation, and which shall give information as to the expediency of the work and the desirability of their acquisition and improvement. The said Board shall report to the Secretary of War, who shall lay its report before Congress at its next session, together with the views of himself and the Chief of Engineers of...
Page 11 - Toledo and the Erie Canal. The Illinois and Michigan Canal, connecting the Illinois River with Lake Michigan, and the Wabash Canal, connecting the Wabash River with Lake Erie, were both completed before 1851.
Page 18 - Point, would cost at least $37,000,000, with an annual expense for interest and operation of at least $2,400,000. It would require an immediate investment of about $20,000,000. To dispose of the entire metropolitan sewage by filtration on land would require an investment of about $58,000,000, with an annual expense of over $3,000,000 for interest, pumping, and maintenance, after deducting the profit from the sale of crops. It would be necessary to invest at once about $34,000,000. Land disposal for...
Page 9 - ... way of the Illinois river, between the Mississippi and Lake Michigan, adapted to military, naval and commercial purposes, in accordance with the act of March 2, 1867.
Page 11 - August 2,1882, a survey for a canal from a point on the Illinois River at or near the town of Hennepin by the most practicable route to the Mississippi River at or above the city of Rock Island...
Page 47 - ... to an extent sufficient to preclude the selection of that route for the enlarged canal. An additional objection is found in the exceedingly crooked approach to Blue Island from the lake by the way of the Calumet river, and there exists no lake harbor of capacity and safety at all commensurate with the objects before us at or near Calumet, the mouth of the Calumet river. Of the three great lines of navigation that can be brought into practical use connecting the Mississippi with Lake Michigan...
Page 18 - The discharge of the sewage into the lake from a population of 2,500,000 in the manner described above, including the extra expense, otherwise not necessary, of taking the water supply of Grosse Point, would cost at least $37,000,000, with an annual expense for interest and operation of at least $2,400,000. It would require an immediate investment of about $20,000,000. To dispose of the entire metropolitan sewage by filtration on land would require an investment of about $58,000,000, with an annual...
Page 8 - ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL FEDERAL STATUTES Act March 30, 1822 ; 3 US Stat. at Large, p. 659. 1. The State of Illinois be and is hereby authorized to survey and mark, through the public lands of the United States, the route of the canal connecting the Illinois river with the southern bend of Lake Michigan...
Page 14 - Letters on the Internal Improvements and Commerce of the West. By Henry AS Dearborn. Boston : Dutton & Wentworth. 8vo. pp. 119. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States, including Officers of the Marine Corps for the year 1839. Printed by order of the Secretary of the Navy, in Compliance with a Resolution of the Senate of the United States of August...
Page 75 - ... and we deem it sound policy to secure this depth of water for commercial purposes if it can be done without a disproportionate increase of cost. It is a well-known fact that vessels of every class are propelled at much greater speed and economy in deep than is possible in shallow water.

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