Debow's Review; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources Volume 3

Debow's Review; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources Volume 3

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...degrees of merit and expense: lst. To deepen by dredging machines one or two of the Passes. 2nd. To close up all but one of them where they leave the river trunk. 3rd. To cut a canal from the river to the gulf. All of these are regarded practicable. Supposing the first and 'See Analysis of French Documents in vol. I. Commercial Review.. second adopted together, Capt. Chase estimates the expense as follows to give suflicient depth of water: Dredging N. E. Pass, ----$160,000 Do. S. W. Pass, -----210,000 $310,000 with an annual subsequent expenditure of $72,000 more. Closing the Passes, ----$214,500 Jette at N. E. Pass, -----100,000 Jette at s. w., -_--1s2, s00 Oontingenciea, &, c., 30,000. ' $527,000 The line of the ship canal is proposed from a point two and a quarter miles below Fort Jackson, and extending seven miles to the shore of the Gulf; and thence by a jette, 1760 yards to 30 feet water. The canal to be 100 feet wide at top, and thirty feet deep. The cost of this magnificent work is estimated thus: --For the lock and guard work, ---$ 300,000 For trunk of the Canal, --- 2,669,333 Jettes and Breakwater, ----9,463,995 Channel between, -----3,420,000 Contingencies, -----1,146,671 $ 10,000,000 Whether this amount be held too vast for an annual commerce departing or entering the river now of $100,000,000, is a question we shall not take time to solve. Of the practicability of such a canal there can be no doubt. If we are content to leave unimproved the channel of the river, private enterprize will find a harbor for our commerce at some other point than the levee of New Orleans. Ship Island may afford such a one for the heaviest tonnage, and a railroad locomotive be substituted for the laborious "tow/' The subject of...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978935
  • 9781236978936