Engineering News-Record Volume 44

Engineering News-Record Volume 44

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...by us and adapted for the purpose of towing. The vessel was a steamer of 4.219 10!!!! 81'0"2,500 HP. In addition to this vessel. W9 "Ill 0111 8 WW8?ful tug to render assistance when necessary. The dimensions of the dock are 4.50 ft. by 109 rt. and the veirht about 5,000 tons and the lifting rower 10.000 tone WATER SUPPLY LITIGATION AT MENOMINEE, MICII. An interesting suit between the municipal authorities _of Menominee, Mich., and the Menominee Water Co., involving the franchise rights of the latter, has recently been decided by the Supreme Court of Michigan in favor of the company, and the case presents some features worthy of discussion. In brief, the city attempted to annul a franchise granted to the Menominee Water Co. in 1884, and it is rather curious to note that the city gave the company credit for fulfilling all of its obligations during the entire period of its existence, such admissions being rarely made where corporate and municipal questions are involved in controversy. The origin of the suit lay, according to our information, in the fact that the city un-. fortunately (though acting under engineering advice) so constructed its sewer system that one portion discharged into Green Bay, not far from the place the city had selected for a source of water supplly. The conditions of the franchise were such, that if the city became at any time dissatisfied with the quality of the water supplied, it was to bear the expense of extending the intake mains farther into the bay. Owing to the above conditions, action was threatened on the part of the company to lessen the danger of pollution, in accordance with plans urged by the company's engineer, and recommended by M-r. George H. Benzenberg, M. Am. Soc. C. E., and Dr. H.B.Baker, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 1112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,937g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798430
  • 9781236798435