Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances

Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the Finances

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... part of the employe's. The stations have been renovated, and such repairs made as opportunity and the exigencies of the service would allow. Repairs more or less extensive have been made at the following stations, viz: Manheigin, Whitehead, Boon island, Martinicus, Saddleback, Owl Head, Deer Island Thoroughfare, Hendrick's Head, Negro island, Libby island, Eagle island Point, West Quoddy Head, Moose Peak, Nash's island, Narraguagus, Petit Menan, Mount Desert Rock, Bear island, Edgemoggin, Pumpkin island, Tenant's harbor, Seguin, Fort Point, Cape Elizabeth, Isle of Shoals, Portsmouth, and Whale's Back. Every station in the district has been visited by officers or agents of the hoard within the year, and all indispensable requisites supplied. Under a system of constant supervision, all defects, needs, &c., are at once discovered and remedied. The following stations yet require attention to bring them to a condition of the highest efficiency: Portland Head, Cape Elizabeth, Wood island, G-oat island, Boon island, Little River, Libby island, Muunt Desert Rock, and Moose Peak. The light-keepers have been generally faithful to their trust, and in all cases the lights, so far as this board is advised, have given satisfactory aid to navigation. An appropriation of $20,000 was made at the last session of Congress " for additional aids to navigation to facilitate the entrance to Portland, Maine, by suitably marking Alden's Rock and Bulwark Shoal, or otherwise." After a careful investigation of the case, it is the opinion of the board that the proposed end will be best subserved by increasing the height of the tower at Portland Head and placing therein a light of the second order, which will have a range of visibility beyond Bulwark Shoal, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553047
  • 9781236553041