Sessional Papers of the Parliament of the Province of Canada Volume 18, PT. 3

Sessional Papers of the Parliament of the Province of Canada Volume 18, PT. 3

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...than is required for his milling operations, the water Wlll be shut ofi" at the entrance to his flume. On these matters having been attended to, there is every reason to believe that no deficiency of water will be experienced at any season, provided that such arrangements are made, as will prevent in future the careless or designing from interfering with the works. The necessity of this will be evident from the fact, that on several occasions the stop logs have been cut out of the flume, at one time for the purpose of lowering the water in the Lakes above, and at another time with a view of sending down a volume, suflicient to carry rafts over some of the shoals below, --while on another occasion a large quantity of sawlogs, were sent down towards the Dam, without any one feeling interest enough in the matter to remove the stop logs from the slide, so as to allow the rafts to pass, --the result of Wllwll was the destruction of a large portion of the guide boom, and imminent danger to other parts of the works. It thus shews that at certain seasons without some one on the spot having control, no dependence can be placed on either the maintenance of the water or the security of the works themselves. Whilst in that neighbourhood my attention was repeatedly drawn by interested parties, to the diflioult and danger that exists in timber passing immediately below the slide there, arising from t e extent of shoal water, and set of the current below the dam, at what is called the " running season." Although I have not seen the water at the pitch referred to, still the appearance of the place seems to bear out the representations made. It therefore appears to me that the only way of remedying the evils complained of, is to extend more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681763X
  • 9781236817631