Congressional Serial Set Volume 7253

Congressional Serial Set Volume 7253

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... being prepared and should be ready for forwarding to the Department of Justice by August 1, 1916. Local interests desired that the location of canal from Calcasieu River to Sabine River be changed from that of the adopted route, in order to secure a shorter and straighter route, and consented to bear the difference in cost. The canal was dredged accordingly. Local interests contributed $27,450, of which only $13,266.97 was used, the remainder reverting to the contributors. Effect of improvement.--Although the canal from Calcasieu River to Sabine River has been opened for only a year, considerable commerce has developed. A sa;fe inland route is now provided for small craft and the improvement has had a tendency to reduce freight rates. Greater benefits will be felt when the entire canal is completed. Proposed operations.--It is proposed to expend the funds available for the fiscal year ending June 30,1916, as follows: Completing Mermentau-Calcasiau section $260,000.00 Preclging Calcasieu-Sabine section 8, 000.00 Operations will be begun under item 1 as soon as rights of way are approved and prosecuted continuously until completed. The dredging will probably be begun some time in 1917, when plant is available. Funds for fiscal year 1918 are requested for maintenance, as follows: Dredging shoals $1, 800 Supervision and office expenses 200 Total 2, 000 The Calcasieu-Sabine section of this waterway was completed in 1915, and no maintenance work has been done as yet, but will be required during this year. The isolated locality makes the transfer of plant expensive, and the amount requested is considered necessary. Commercial statistics.--A comparative statement of shipments and receipts for the past year over the completed portions of more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749170
  • 9781236749178