Hearings Before the Committee on Railways and Canals on the Bill, H.R. 20775; To Acquire and Enlarge the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal

Hearings Before the Committee on Railways and Canals on the Bill, H.R. 20775; To Acquire and Enlarge the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...if possible be made 19 feet, for the reason that the greater the depth the deeper the carriage. The CHAIRMAN. That is undoubtedly true. I _ Mr. IIiGGINs. So when you talk about 9 or 10 or 12 feet, you are leaying out a very important matter. Mr. HAUPT. It is a wel'l'kI_iowi'i adage that the commercial value of a waterway increases as the cube of the depth. So that if you will double an 8'foot waterway you have increased its value eight times and not twice. Mr. BURTON. You will understand the making of this depth between the Delaware and the Chesapeake bays makes a wa'terway seven or eight hundred miles long altogether. Mr. HAUPT. Yes, sir. Mr. BURTON. And 'the depth of all that waterway, except that con _ teInlplated in this improvement, is at least 25 'feet. l r. I-IAUPT. Do you think so, Doctor, for all this distance? After you get above Five Mile bar there are points there which are 9 feet. Mr. BURTON. Vi/here is that? Mr. HAUPT. South of Trentoii---sout'h of Bordentown. Mr. BUR'rON. I mean by the making of this link there is an inland waterway from the capes of theDelaware to the capes of Virgi'nia, Norfolk, and all that, which makes a long line to Baltimore and to Washington, _and that really this link in there is the weak link in tho present existmg chain. ' 't 20 feet you have a 20-foot waterway from the ca es of the Delaware to the capes of Virginia, Norfolk, Baltimore, I' Tashmgton, and so on, and'if you make it 25 feet you llave a 25'foot waterway? ' " MP HAUPT' Ycs, sir; and you have got the ocean beyond that The CHAIRMAN. Professor, would a boat loading at Newport News or Norfolk on a 25'foot keel seek this inland course as against the outward sea course to New York and Boston? Mr. HAUPT. sailing vessel would...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698045X
  • 9781236980458