Congressional Edition Volume 3633

Congressional Edition Volume 3633

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...stage of water. No. 26.--Perryville, Tenu., reach: Very good water to head of Densons Island. Two snags in channel just below landing at Perryville. At Elk Landing;, a short distance from Perry ville, there are a few rocks just under water, which have sunk one and injured several steamers; they should he removed. No. 27.--Deusens Island, 1 mile below Elk: Channel right chute, very swift and narrow. Channel runs close in to shore and at head of chute current sets in hard on shore, making it very dangerous, as the right shore is lined with fallen trees and stumps. The bank should be protected in some manner, as it is cutting very fast. Chute sUonld be cleared from head to foot. No. 28.--Good river for 14 miles to month of Duck River: Channel left side; good water. At head of bluff opposite mouth of river there is a gravel spur; end should be dredged off. No. 20.--Head of Rockport Island, 2 miles below month of Duck River: Channel right side; smooth, gravel, and straight; 3 feet depth at low water. No. SO.--Foot of Rockport Island, opposite Rockport Landing: Channel right side of river; gravel bottom, very shallow and swift; about 300 feet over reef; can be easily dredged. This bar is the shoalest water below Bi- Bend Shoals. No. 31.--Duck River Sucks, foot of bluff, 11 miles below Rockport: Good water left side of river, but very crooked and narrow. At foot of bluff there is a rock spur extending out for some 200 feet, making channel so crooked as to be very dangerous for boats. Spur should be dredged from left shore to outside edge of same: along the bluff, above the sucks, the leaning timber should be cut and all logs and snags removed. No. 32.--Thompsons Point, 500 yards below Sucks: There is a gravel rock reef extending 100 yards out more

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  • English
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  • 9781236578723