An account of the stopping of Daggenham breach: with the accidents that have attended the same from the first undertaking : containing also proper rules for performing any the like work and proposals for rendering the ports of Dover and Dublin ... : to which is prefix'd a plan of the levels which were over-flow'd by the breach

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Printed for Benj. Tooke ... and sold by J. Peele, 1721 - Technology & Engineering - 131 pages
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Page 132 - This book should be returned! the Library on or before the last stamped below. A flue of five cents a day is incurred by retaining it beyond the specified time.
Page 6 - ... the Czar Peter in building the city of Veronitz, upon the River Don. Captain Perry undertook the work for .25,000, and a promise that if that sum was not sufficient he should be recommended to Parliament for a further grant. By the time he commenced his work the breach had been worn into several large branches, like the natural arms of a river, by the force of the reflux water from the marshes on every turn of the tide. The longest of these branches extended upwards of a mile and a half, and...
Page 113 - ... to clear the mouth of the harbour, by the methods " they now practise for it : and though this does not happen...
Page 126 - ... along the beach margin on each side of the harbour, down to low water along the frontage of the town and an extension of the West Pier. Captain Perry's report concludes thus : — " There is more riches frequently lost in one storm by merchant " ships being driven from their anchors in the Downes, than would " make this a common place of safety for a very considerable number
Page 125 - THUS, my Lord, I have laid down my humble Opinion of the Improvements this Harbour is capable of, the...
Page 8 - An order made by the lord mayor, aldermen and common council of the city of London, of the twentyninth of April past, in the ensuing words, viz.
Page 118 - Fail, ifhot itfelf into the Sea, and lay upon a Slant above the Surface of the Beach, from High to Low Water Mark, by which Accident, the Beach beca'me wholly...
Page 86 - Outfide of the Breach on the Day when the Accident happen'd, without taking notice of the Wall of Earth rais'd upon the Dam, or the Counterpreflure of about 26 foot depth of Water, which was on the Infide.
Page 6 - Breach happen'd, and it has in that length of Time worn and spread it self into several large Branches, like the natural Arms of a River, by the Force and Fall of the Water .... the largest of which Arms is above a Mile and a Half in Extent, and in some Places is 4 or 5 hundred Foot in breadth, and from twenty to thirty foot depth. There is by Computation, about a hundred and twenty Acres of solid marsh Ground, wash'd into the Thames " (J. Perry, An account of the stopping of r><iggenh<im Breach,...

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