Biennial Report of the Department of Engineering of the State of California Volume 6-7

Biennial Report of the Department of Engineering of the State of California Volume 6-7

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...in all quarters due to the war have made construction programs difiicult of fulfillment and it has been impossible in most cases to carry out previously arranged schedules. The shortage and inefficiency of labor and the difliculty of securing materials have increased steadily during the last two years and the cost of construction work has correspondingly increased. For these reasons it will probably be necessary to postpone the construction of part of the improvements mentioned above for which plans have been or are being prepared and to construct at the present time only such as are urgently needed. On August 28, 1917, pursuant to your instructions, I left San Francisco for an inspection trip to the principal ports of the United States and Canada. I visited the most important ports on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts as well as on the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. I also attended the annual conventions of the Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities at Portland, Oregon, and of the American Association of Port Authorities at Cleveland, Ohio. The entire trip covered a period of seven weeks and was outlined in a report to your honorable board, pre pared after my return. In February, 1918, I went to Seattle to investigate and report concerning the importation and handling of Oriental vegetable oils. The results of my investigations and recommendations as to the policy to be pursued in San Francisco were reported on March 5, 1918. In conclusion, I desire to acknowledge the co-operation and eflicient services of all employees of the Engineering Department. San Francisco, Cal., July 1, 1918, CANALS AND CANALIZATION. The subject of navigation of inland waterways has engaged the attention of the people of California for a long time. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751388
  • 9781236751386