Congressional Edition Volume 5289

Congressional Edition Volume 5289

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... down by the Oswegatcnie River and coming from city sewers. It is not deemed necessary nor advisable to remove the bar between the two entrance channels, as the benefits would not be commensurate with the expense of removal, which would be heavy, and the three entrance channels give ample access to the basin along the city front. In my opinion Ogdensburg Harbor, New York, is worthy of improvement by the General Government to the extent of deepening the basin along the city front and the three entrance channels to 19 feet below the zero of the gauge at Ogdensburg, in order to maintain, without frequent redredging, a depth suitable for vessels of 16feet draft. A survey and estimate of cost can be made without allotment of funds. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. M. Adams, Colonel, Corps of Engineers. Brig. Gen. A. Mackenzie, Chief of Engineers, II. S. A. Second indorsement. Board Of Engineers For Rivers And Harbors, Washington, D. C, April 29, 1907. Respectfully returned to the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army. The present project for the improvement of the harbor of Ogdensburg, which consists of a dredged basin on the city front with three entrance channels, provides for varying depths of 14, 15, and 16 feet. The full project depths are not always available as there is considerable deterioration from time to time due to fill. The draft of the largest vessels using this harbor is reported to exceed the present available depth, and it is desired to increase this throughout the harbor to a uniform depth of 19 feet. The commerce of the port now exceeds 1,000,000 tons annually, an amount in the opinion of the Board sufficient to justify the expense of increased facilities if these can be provided at reasonable cost. The total expenditures on...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504658
  • 9781236504654