Sundry Civil Bill, 1916, Hearings . . . 63rd Congress, 3D Session

Sundry Civil Bill, 1916, Hearings . . . 63rd Congress, 3D Session

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... will have to be gone over with the wire drag. The Chairman. How many miles of coast line are there in Alaska? Secretary Redfield. Twenty-six thousand. The Chairman. Is it estimated that all of that will have to be done by the wire drag? Secretary Redfield. I presume not the Arctic shores, but perhaps half of that Mr. Tittmann. Yes. The routes of travel in southeast Alaska, and from Seattle up, will have to be dragged. The Chairman. Have you any estimate as to how manv mile. it is? Mr. Tittmann. No; 1 have not. Secretary Redfield. I do not see how you could estimate that. Mr. Chairman. Capt. Faris, could you estimate how many miles would be required to be dragged there? Capt. Faris. No, Mr. Secretary, because some of it has not had a preliminary examination made as yet. Secretary Redfield. Much of it has not had a preliminary examination made. I called your attention to the chart to show that a large portion of this has not even been gone over in a preliminary way. The Chairman. I understood you to say that the wire-drag method was used where your soundings ordinarily indicated the advisability of covering that particular section with a wire drag. Mr. Tittmann. Yes. Secretary Redfield. That is the case with the whole Alaskan coast so far as we see it, is it not? Mr. Tittmann. Practically. The Chairman. It will all have to be done? Secretary Redfield. Yes, sir. Mr. Gillett. There is a large part of the Alaskan coast which has a very light amount of travel, is there not? That will always be so. and therefore it is not necessary for that part to be accuratelv surveyed, is it? Mr! Tittmann. I think that any places where vessels go will hive to be surveyed as accurately as it is possible to do it. Mr. Gillett. Even if a vessel goes there but twice a...
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