Accounts and Papers Volume 22

Accounts and Papers Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: of the breakwater, but the outside stones and top-paving were quarried from the coast between high and low water, about a mile to the north of it; these rocks are in places fiat-bedded, from one to two feet thick in general, very hard and durable, and well adapted for the work. The outside or facing stones are all scappled so as when laid to make close beds and joints, the faces roughly hammer-dressed, and laid in horizontal courses; the whole of the stone below high water is built dry, but from this to the top, for about five feet in width, including the backing, and also the top-paving, is well grouted with hot lime, sand, and fine gravel properly mixed up in a large tub, and all vacancies thoroughly filled therewith; the core 01' 65 I. A 3 rubble rubble work above high water, which was laid in their courses, was covered course by course with hot lime in powder and gravel in a dry state, and afterwards well saturated with water, forming a sort of concrete, filling up the vacancies. We had an opportunity afterwards of examining the work, and found both the grout and concrete exceedingly hard and good, and the lime being cheap the expense was not an object. This harbour has been found very useful as a place of refuge for small vessels, particularly those belonging to the herring fishery, during the season_ Ramsey North Pier.--This pier was also begun in March 1842, and finished near the end of the following year. This is an extension of tne old pier, being in length 123 yards, and cost 2,5701. 13s. 5 J. The whole extent of the harbour used for shipping is about 2i acres, and about 330 yards length of quay, with a depth of water of 12 to 14 feet at spring tides. This pier being founded upon sand and gravel, it was more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799410
  • 9781236799418