Congressional Edition Volume 6123

Congressional Edition Volume 6123

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: maintenance of this improvement. The report of the examination and survey upon which the project is based is printed in House Document No. 917, Fifty-ninth Congress, first session. For previous reports of examinations, reference is made to the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1893, pages 1787 and 1789. The commerce on these rivers during the calendar year 1910 amounted to 108,366 short tons of lumber, rosin, turpentine, and general merchandise, valued at $1,733,047. The improvement has been of immediate and considerable local benefit, but is believed to have had little, if any, effect on freight rates. The total amount expended on this improvement up to the close of the fiscal year was $35,000, of Avhich $5,804.81 was applied to maintenance. July 1, 1910, balance unexpended $5, S04. SI June 30, 1911. amount expended (luring fiscal year, for maintenance of improvement 5, 804. SI Amount required for expenditure in fiscal year eudiug June 30, 1913, for maintenance of Improvement '5,000.00 MOUTH OF YAZOO RIVER AND HARBOR AT VICKSBTTRG, MISS. The shining bar at the former mouth of the Yazoo was the most serious obstruction to navigation of that river and its tributaries, a system comprising about 800 miles of navigable waterways. At low stages steamboats were prevented from entering or leaving the river without lightering their cargoes across the bar, and it frequently happened that the outlet was entirely closed to navigation throughout the busiest season of the year. Prior to 1876 the city of Vicksburg possessed the most commanding site and the finest harbor on the Mississippi River. There was deep water along the city front, and the entire width of the river was available for steamboats at all stages, with not less than more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236936655
  • 9781236936653