Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891
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Page 1124 - ... to be prosecuted in accordance, with the laws relating to suits for the condemnation of property of the States wherein the proceedings may be instituted...
Page 994 - The present project was adopted in 1874, and provides for obtaining by diking and dredging, and where necessary by drilling and blasting rock, a channel 200 feet wide and 10 feet deep at mean low water, from the mouth to New Brunswick, at a cost of $2,093,662.05.
Page 1398 - ... done by hired labor and the purchase of materials in open market.
Page 1070 - An act to provide for certain of the most urgent deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes.
Page 1124 - That when the owner of such land, right of way, or material shall fix a price for the same, which in the opinion of the Secretary of War, shall be reasonable, he may purchase the same at such price without further delay: And provided further, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to accept donations of lands or materials required for the maintenance or prosecution of such works.
Page 1185 - Charles City is an artificial rectangular tidal basin of about 10 acres area, excavated in the shore of the Chesapeake Bay about 12 miles north of the promontory of the peninsula formed by the State of Delaware and the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia. It is in Northampton County, Va., and forms the shore terminus of the New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad, from which transfers of freight and passengers are made to and from Norfolk, Va. The average rise of the tide is 2.6 feet.
Page 1124 - ... the Secretary of War may, In his discretion, cause proceedings to be instituted in the name of the United States...
Page 1098 - River in the State of Pennsylvania, in order to ascertain if the navigation of said river can be materially and permanently improved by the construction of embankments or otherwise; such survey also to be made with a view of ascertaining the best practicable method of confining the waters of said river in times of great flood, to the general course of its channel.
Page 1293 - Bar, 1.34 miles, were nnder improvement between 1879 and 1890. At a cost of $141,656.16 a channel 80 feet wide and 9 feet deep was secured, through the sound, and a channel of the same depth 40 feet wide through the bay and over the bar. The project adopted for the entire route is a channel 80 feet wide and 9 feet deep at low water, to correspond to that already secured over nine-tenths of the route.
Page 1118 - 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...

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