Lansing Hoskins Beach

Lansing Hoskins Beach

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lansing Beach (June 18, 1860 - April 2, 1945) was an American engineer of the Corps of Engineers. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Beach graduated third in the United States Military Academy class of 1882 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. He developed plans for the reconstruction of the Muskingum River locks and dams soon after Ohio ceded the state-built improvements to the federal government in 1887. From 1894 to 1901 he worked on public improvements in the District of Columbia, serving as Engineer Commissioner there in 1898-1901. As Detroit District Engineer in 1901-05, he oversaw harbor improvements as far west as Duluth. Beach supervised improvements along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in 1908-12 and in Baltimore in 1912-15. He also oversaw the entire Gulf Division in six of those seven years and the Central Division in 1915-20. In the latter capacity and as Chief of Engineers, he oversaw construction of the huge Wilson Locks and Dam on the Tennessee River. Beach also served on the Mississippi River Commission and the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136672367
  • 9786136672366