Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners Volume N . 20

Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners Volume N . 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...has been replanked twice and some of the underplank renewed. The operation of the boilers was discontinued from May 14 to October 15, and during this time the plant has been thoroughly overhauled and the boilers inspected by the State Inspector. The concrete masonry bearing of the lower set of gates of the small boat-lock cracked away from the main walls and became unsafe. It has been removed and replaced by new reinforced concrete. This work required the placing of the stop-plank and the pumping out of the lock during its progress. The interiors of all sluices were pumped out for inspection, and, excepting some cracks in the bottom and side-wall masonry. due to settlements, were generally in good condition. The Boston and Cambridge marginal conduits have been inspected and found in good condition, and both have been flushed twice during the year. All the iron work of the upper and lower stop-plank structures of the main lock has been cleaned and painted. The gates, operating machinery and electrical apparatus at the Fens Gate House are all in good condition. All the above-described work in connection with the maintenance, operation and repairs of the locks, bridges and gates has been done by the regular maintenance force, which is composed of the following employees: --Electrical Engineer Superintendent, 1 Electricians, 5 Assistant drawtenders, 14 Firemen, ............ 3 Foreman, 1 Carpenters, 2 Sluiceman, 1 Steamfltter, 1 General utility men, 4 Tow boats have been employed when necessary during the winter months from Jan. 1 to March 6, 1912, for the purpose of breaking the ice in the channels and canals, as required by statute. Proposals were received on Nov. 6, 1911, for furnishing these boats, and the lowest bid was by J. P. O'Riorden, more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542681
  • 9781236542687