Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Year ..., Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1888 - Engineering
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Page 67 - It provides for dredging a channel 1,000 feet wide and 30 feet deep at mean low water from deep water below the Narrows...
Page 306 - Under the action of these winds the spit on the north side advanced toward the south, contracting the navigable passage under Coos Head to a very narrow width, and usually making the outer channel follow the west side of the spit in a long and tortuous course across the bar. The channel had at times broken through the north spit on a line the general direction of which is from Fossil Point to a point just to the iiortu of Coos Head.
Page 365 - ... 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 line of their military duties, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, draftsmen, printers, lithographers, photographers, engine drivers, telegraph operators...
Page 142 - County. The South Fork, commonly known as the South Edisto, is the main river The obstructions to navigation consist of numerous bends, logs, snags, overhanging trees, and piles ; also of shoals, generally of sand, but in some places of hard clay. The plan of improvement...
Page 1 - Congress of all cases in which piers, breakwaters, locks, and dams, or other structures or works built or made by the United States in aid of commerce or navigation are used, occupied, or injured by a corporation or individual, and the extent and mode of such use, occupation, or injury, the Chief of Engineers was directed to report thereon as required by the act.
Page 14 - The funds with which the works for the improvement of rivers and harbors were prosecuted during the past...
Page 269 - The original estimates for this improvement were based upon a project for a channel 300 feet wide and 17 feet deep, leaving the present navigable channel of St.
Page 209 - The jetties at the mouth of the river have been of great benefit to raft and steam-boat navigation, in securing a stable channel of sufficient depth, where before improvement commenced there was a broad bar intersected by shallow, shifting channels, passable with difficulty at times of low water by steamers and rafts.
Page 259 - Lake Calumet, with the proviso — That no part of said sum shall be expended until the right of way shall have been conveyed to the United States free from expense, and the United States shall be fully released from all liability for damage to adjacent property owners, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War.
Page 333 - In charge of public buildings and grounds in the District of Columbia, with the rank of colonel. In charge of the...

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