The Land of Sunshine Volume 3-4

The Land of Sunshine Volume 3-4

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...During the years from 1871 to 1892, appropriations were regularly allowed by congress until $955,000 had been expended on the work, and the depth at mean low tide of the water in the interior lagoon or estuary had been increased from about 1 K to 16 feet (22 feet at high tide). About that time the question having been raised as to the relative availability of San Pedro and certain other locations, a commission was appointed to go over the ground and render a final decision. This was in 1891. The decision was Collier, Eng SHOWING ENTRANCE AND ROADSTEAD OF SAN PEDRO HARBOR. Jarvls-Phot in favor of San Pedro. Efforts were then put forth to secure an appropriation for the construction of a deep-water harbor in the outer bay, but the Southern Pacific Railway objected on the ground that the report of the commission of engineers contained important errors. A second commission was therefore appointed, containing five of the most eminent harbor engineering authorities in the country, who made a thorough investigation and reported in most unequivocal terms in favor of San Pedro. In all, this examination has been made five different times, with each time the same result. The standard authority on the subject of harbors in the United States is very naturally the engineering bureau of the government. This bureau, being part of the Department of War, is not subject to change with every administration, and therefore contains the most thoroughly expert and at the same time the most disinterested authority available in such work. When the government is disposed to make harbor improvements in any quarter, the engineers of the War MAP or SAN PEDRO HARBOR AND BAY. WITH PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS Department are called upon to propose a plan. If any doubt...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906322
  • 9781236906328