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Сторінка 2710 - In 1846 Congress granted to the State of Wisconsin, on its admission to the Union, a quantity of land for the purpose of improving the navigation of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers in the Territory of "Wisconsin, and of constructing the canal to unite the said rivers at or near the portage.
Сторінка 3131 - The Secretary of War is hereby directed to cause to be made accurate examinations and estimates of cost of construction of a ship canal by the most practicable route, wholly within the United States, from the Great Lakes to the navigable waters of the Hudson river, of sufficient capacity to transport the tonnage of the lakes to the sea.
Сторінка 2813 - Grange, 79 miles above the mouth, since 1890. The State of Illinois, aided by the United States, has executed part of the general project by the construction of locks and dams at Henry and...
Сторінка 3236 - ... not fitted for use upon the ocean, and if they made use of a canal they would have to transfer their cargoes at the seaboard, ordinarily by means of lighters, floating elevators, etc., at a higher expense than such transfers would cost at the lower lake ports. For economical transportation through a canal from the Great Lakes to the sea special vessels, differing from and far less costly than ocean or lake vessels, are required. The conclusion was...
Сторінка 2792 - For improving the Chicago River, in Illinois, from its mouth to the stock yards on the South Branch and to Belmont avenue on the North Branch, as far as may be permitted by existing docks and wharves, to be dredged to admit passage by vessels drawing sixteen feet of water...
Сторінка 3499 - SIR : I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of this office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1854, and for the third quarter of the current calendar year.
Сторінка 3266 - That where it is made manifest to the Secretary of War that the establishment of harbor lines is essential to the preservation and protection of harbors he may, and is hereby, authorized to cause such lines to be established, beyond which no piers, wharves, bulkheads, or other works shall be extended or deposits made, except under such regulations as may be prescribed from time to time by him...
Сторінка 3250 - Congress of 1895-'6, a bill was introduced appropriating $2,000,000 "to widen the locks of the Erie canal so as to permit the passage of modern torpedo boats and other vessels of war of similar dimensions for the protection of the lake cities." The writer of this paper, then stationed in Buffalo, was called upon to make a report on this bill. An examination of the subject was made and a report submitted, dated December I, 1890.
Сторінка 3446 - Washington until the entire right of way and a release of all liability to adjacent property owners have been secured to the United States free of cost and to the satisfaction of the secretary of war.
Сторінка 3132 - navigable waters of the Hudson Eiver," is understood to be meant waters of equal navigable capacity to those of the canal of which they would form an extension and part of the contemplated highway from the lakes to the sea. The object of the canal being to furnish a through route for ships from the lakes to the seaboard, the project for the canal must include its extension down along the Hudson to deep water, or the improvement of such portion of the river as it may be deemed should properly form...