Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year[s] ...

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1859 accompanied by volume of maps with title: Engravings of plans, profiles and maps, illustrating the standard models, from which are built the important structures on the New York State canals.
 

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Pagina 1480 - ... Russia. The canal and sailing course in the Bay of Cronstadt 'are about 16 miles long, the canal proper being about 6 miles and the bay channel about 10 miles, and they together extend from Cronstadt, on the Gulf of Finland, to St Petersburg. The canal was opened in...
Pagina 1194 - Laws of the state of New York, in relation to the Erie and Champlain canals, together with the annual reports of the Canal commissioners, and other documents requisite for a complete official history of those works. Also, correct maps delineating the routes of the Erie and Champlain canals, and designating the lands through which they pass.
Pagina 1193 - Considerations on the great western canal, from the Hudson to Lake Erie: with a view of its expence, advantages, and progress.
Pagina 1440 - June 11, 1886, provided for the construction of a lock to connect the bayou with the Mississippi River and for dredging a channel 75 feet wide and 5 feet deep at mean low water of the Gulf, at an estimated cost of $450,000 and $8,000 annually thereafter for maintenance.
Pagina 1479 - The Suez Canal is usually considered the most important example of ship canals, though the number of vessels passing through it annually does not equal that passing through the canals connecting Lake Superior with the chain of Great Lakes at the south. In length, however, it exceeds any of the other great ship canals, its total length being 90 miles, of which about two-thirds is through shallow lakes. The material excavated was usually sand, though in some cases strata of solid rock from 2 to 3 feet...
Pagina 1511 - The Grand Canal system in China has existed in almost its present shape since about the time Columbus discovered America. The Grand Canal itself, extending from Hangchau to Peking, is about a thousand miles long. Much of it is banked with stone, and all of it is in such...
Pagina 1480 - ... hours. By the use of electric lights throughout the entire length of the canal passages are made at night with nearly equal facility to that of the day. The tolls charged are 9 francs per ton net register, "Danube measurement," which amounts to slightly more than $2 per ton United States net measurement.
Pagina 1509 - CHINA.* There are several features of the canal system of China, especially of the Imperial or Grand Canal, which can be studied with profit by the people of the United States. One of these is the use of the canal for the production of food in addition to its uses as a means of transportation. Allied to this is the use of the muck which gathers at the bottom of the waterway for fertilization. Another is the use of every particle of plant life growing in and around the canal for various purposes....
Pagina 1183 - March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, shall be imposed on, and collected from all parts of the navigable communications between the great western and northern lakes, and the Atlantic ocean...
Pagina 1480 - ... from five to eight hours. The total amount of excavation in the canal and docks was about 45,000,000 cubic yards, of which about one-fourth was sandstone rock. The lock gates are operated by hydraulic power ; railways and bridges crossing the route of the canal have been raised to give a height of 75 feet to vessels traversing the canal, and an ordinary canal whose route it crosses is carried over it by a springing aqueduct composed of an iron caisson resting upon a pivot pier.

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