Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1877

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Page 957 - ... 7. As far as practicable, what amount of commerce and navigation would be benefited by the completion of each particular work.
Page 978 - Improvement. [Compiled from the annual report of the Chief of Engineers for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1914.] LOCALITY.
Page 1433 - I have the honor to submit my annual report for the year ending June 30, 1877. The discharge of the office employés at the close of the preceding fiscal year stopped the drawing- of four important maps, which have been much needed. This will necessitate the redrawing of these maps, as other draughtsmen cannot finish them. It has been impossible to meet the frequent demand for maps. The troops have been actively employed throughout the year, in parts of the division, in operations against the Indians.
Page 1019 - Portland, Oreg., in August last to consider the project of Maj. John M. Wilson, of the Corps of Engineers, for the improvement of the Lower Willamette and Columbia Rivers, from Portland to the sea. After personally examining these rivers and Major Wilson's charts and project, the Board presented a preliminary report under date of August...
Page 1025 - JOHN M. WILSON, Major of Engineers. Brig. Gen. AA HUMPHREYS, Chief of Engineers, U. 8. A. LETTER OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS. OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, Washington, DC, May '21, 1877.
Page 928 - Government, and of the piers, breakwaters, docks, wharves, buildings, and other improvements made by the United States appertaining to said harbor of refuge, and to facilitate the use thereof, including the channels of and approaches to said harbor of refuge, so far as may be necessary to the protection and use of said harbor and the improvements aforesaid ; and said Secretary of War. for the purpose aforesaid, and for...
Page 1093 - SIR : I have the honor to inclose a copy of a letter which I have thought it proper to send to chairmen of some committees of Congress.
Page 1052 - Hassler, the' weather was very moderate, with only the usual summer wind from the northwest, vet, although there was 20 feet of water on the bar at the time, the pilot refused to take in the Hassler, drawing only 12 feet of water at the time, stating that he could not do so without running the risk of the vessel striking the bottom and her possible loss in the breakers. The shores on both sides of the entrance are low and sandy, and there is no stone in the immediate vicinity. The only way, as it...
Page 933 - ... feet. Above that the river is entirely useless for vessels, there being in some places only 3 feet of water. This state of affairs has been caused by the gradual encroachment on and changing of the channel by the lumbermen in driving piles, building docks, cutting passages through the river banks for their own convenience in reaching their mills with their logs, in fact using the river in every way as if it were their own private property and not a common highway. As a general thing the river...
Page 1424 - ... cliffs and spires, their castellated hills and cathedral ruins, red, and red, and red, are again encountered in the smaller tributaries, until the red sandstone goes under the surface, and the chalky tops of the canon walls are found from one to the other until they too disappear, the very water-courses cease to be, and the unbroken prairie reigns supreme. Again the series of strata which do form the field for study are vaguely coarse and unattractive, upon close inspection, and the absence of...

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