Reports of Explorations and Surveys

Reports of Explorations and Surveys

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Nuevo; then the western shore until abreast the upper end of Guerrero Island; then cross over to the eastern bank, which keep until you reach the raneho, a short distance below the Uspanapa, where the middle of the river contains plenty of water. From September till January the tides in this river are not well defined, the current being so strong from the continued rains that the flood-tide cannot overcome it, and the only difference this tide makes is. perhaps, to lessen the current a little and swell the waters. The latter part of February the dry season commences, and then the tides are more regular, and only affected by the winds. The greatest rise and fall observed at Minatitlan was two feet, and the least nine inches. Time of high water, fall and change, April, 1871, 3.30 p. m. The tides are of the diurnal type. CHAPTER III. COxlTZACOALCOS RIVER, FROM MINATITLAN TO THE ISLAND OF TACAMICHAPA. This survey was made by Lieutenant Commander Hoff, m the month of March, 1871. I inclose his report. I am of the opinion that this river cannot be used for canal purposes beyond the Island of Tacamichapa. As the river is quite wide, I can see no difficulty in dredging a channel of sufficient width and depth, the effect of which will only be to narrow the river, for the volume of water will be sufficient to fill such a channel. United States Steamer Kansas, (1th Rate, ) Off Minatitlan, Mexico, March 25, 1871. Sin: In obedience to your order of the 18th instant, directing me to verify the chart of the Coatzacoalcos River, known as "Tehuan tepee Survey, Barnard, 1851,771 have the honor to make the following report: I proceeded as far up the river as I could, finding invariably less water than is put down on the chart. With the exception of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851781
  • 9781236851789