Supreme Court, Ulster County; The President, Managers, and Company of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company vs. the Pennsylvania Coal Company Pleadings and Testimony Taken Before J.H. DuBois, Referee Volume 1

Supreme Court, Ulster County; The President, Managers, and Company of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company vs. the Pennsylvania Coal Company Pleadings and Testimony Taken Before J.H. DuBois, Referee 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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... it. Q. Has your boat a name, if so, what is it i A. She is called Connecticut. Q. Where is she now? A. She is lying at Ellenville. 988 Q. You have stated that the small boat which you formerly used would draw, when loaded with 16,000 feet of lumber or thereabouts, about 3i or 4 feet of water; are you enabled to state positively that when so loaded, she did actually draw as much as three feet? A. I don't think I could answer that correctly; my memory is not so fresh on that as it is on the large boat. Q. Did you ever measure, or take any particular observation of the draught of water of that boat? A. Nothing more than to guess at it; there are no marks on her; I never measured her. 989 Q. State as nearly as you can the light weight of that boat. A. I cannot tell her light weight. Q. Is your statement of the draught of the large boat when loaded, based upon measurements which you have made? A. Not upon any that I have made; she is marked from one foot up to five, and my observation is from those marks on the boat. Q. In what year was the practice of swelling or flooding the boats out of the locks commenced on the enlarged canal? A. It has always been done, more or less, since the enlargement of the canal--that is, since 1850--especially TM(r) when the horses could not start the boats out of the lock. Q. When were the drop-gates put in general use on the locks in that portion of the canal upon which your boat ran? A. I am not certain about the year they were put in; one was put in one year before the rest were put in, and the next year they were all finished. Q. State, as nearly as you can, when this was. A. I think the one was put in in 1853 or 1854, and the rest were put in the next year. Q. You have mentioned that you were captain of a coal.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653459X
  • 9781236534590