Report on Transportation Business in the United States, at the Eleventh Census, 1890 Volume 1

Report on Transportation Business in the United States, at the Eleventh Census, 1890 Volume 1

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... 30,1890, there had passed through the canal no less than 50,539,870 tons of freight. It is no less interesting to find that of this aggregate 3,5,588,389 tons, or about five-eighths of the whole, had passed since the opening of the new lock, September 1, 1881. The statement for the fiscal year 1889-1890 also includes the interesting but unspecified fact that during the last month of the fiscal year (June, 18'.I0) the amount of freight which passed through the canal was 1,413,001 tons, the largest monthly amount on record, and that on one day in the same year, May 20, 1890, there passed through 74,080 tons of freight, this being the largest daily amount ever recorded. From 7:10 a. m., May 25, to 5:58 a. m., May 27, 1890, a period of 40 hours and 48 minutes, the lock wasconstantly in motion. These figures show that the limit of the present canal's capacity is being rapidly approached. In fact, it was seen as long ago as 1880 that the ultimate capacity of the canal would be reached in a very few years, and a still further enlargement was then proposed, which is now in progress. This will consist of a lock 800 feet long by 100 feet wide, with a depth of 21 feet on the sills, a lift of 18 feet (the full descent of St. Marys Falls), and the deepening of the canal to 20 feet. The new lock is to be placed upon the site of the two old ones, which lie between the present lock and the river, and will be used in connection with that now in operation. The cost of the enlargement is estimated at 84,738,805; the time for its execution was set for 5 years, and when finished it will be the largest single lock in the world. If on the completion of this enlargement the traffic of the canal takes such an upward bound as it did after the second enlargement, and...
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623282
  • 9781236623287