Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 17
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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...were made at intervals from 100 to 500 feet, and by that the character of the soil approximately obtained The soundings were taken on lakes St. Francis and St. Louis from both ends Of the canal line to the natural channel of those waters as well as in the river St. Lawrence between river Deslisle and Pointe a Biron, so that the character of obstructions was quite closely ascertained. With the following report, I respectfully submit to you: --One general map and profile drawn on the scale of 1,600 feet horizontal and 4_0 feet vertical to an inch, showing the locality betwen lakes St. Francis and St. L01118 and the lines located. Four sectional maps and profiles drawn on the scale of 400 feet horizontal and 20 feet vertical to an inch, also approximate estimates accordingto the required dimensions Of the 'm"'l (100 feet in the bottom, slope 2 to 1 in the earth, and to 1 in the rock, 12 feet draught of water so as to carry 1,000 tons burden, lock 270'x4-5') with full state" ments of quantity and quality of work, Of the two recommended lines, the first comprises the distance 13% miles from lake to hike "ml is entirely i111"-Rd the SB00l1d, 14 miles long, comprises about 5 miles of the navigable water of the St. Lawrence. Each of the lines might be shortened by a mile or a little more by putting ll" dam across one of the channels of the river St. Lawrence between French Island P-11d the north shore just a little above F rench's reef so as to raise the water of this rive!' 510" near the level of lake St. Francis (about two feet). But I decline to recommend such a project as it is quite impracticable, on the ground that! dllfirig the spring, this artificial bay would accumulate ice and...
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