Charting the Inland Seas: A History of the U.S. Lake Survey

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, 1991 - 271 páginas

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Página 7 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Página 11 - Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew.
Página 111 - IX of said treaty, is requested to investigate what further improvement of the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Lake Ontario is necessary to make the same navigable for ocean-going vessels, together with the estimated cost thereof, and report to the Government of the Dominion of Canada and to the Congress of the United States, with its recommendations for cooperation by the United States with the Dominion of Canada in the improvement of said river.
Página 20 - ... commerce that Congress in 1841 directed a survey of the lakes, and that annual appropriations, with the single exception of the year 1847, have since been made for carrying on the survey. Some idea of the magnitude of the work may be had from the following dimensions: "The American shore line of the Great Lakes and their connecting rivers, if measured in steps of 25 miles, is about...
Página 17 - to make such surveys, and exhibit such delineations of these, as the commanding general shall direct ; to make plans of all military positions (which the army may occupy) and of their respective vicinities, indicating the various roads, rivers, creeks, ravines, hills, woods, and villages to be found therein ; to accompany all reconnoitring parties sent out to obtain intelligence of the movements of the enemy or of his position, etc.
Página 79 - For completing improvement of channel connecting waters of the Great Lakes between Chicago, Duluth, and Buffalo, including necessary observations and investigations in connection with the preservation ot such channel depth, $1,090,000.
Página 188 - There is also abundance of timber fit for building; so that those who shall be so happy as to inhabit that noble country cannot but remember with gratitude those who have discovered the way, by venturing to sail upon an unknown lake for above one hundred leagues. That charming strait lies between 40 and 41 degrees of northern latitude.
Página 157 - It differed from that of 1932 in two important ways: ( 1 ) it included plans for the redevelopment of Niagara Falls, as well as the previous proposals for navigation and power development; and (2) it was designated an "agreement," making it subject to approval by a simple majority of each of the houses of the US Congress. Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor caused Congress to defer action, and for several years thereafter the project's history was a succession of hearings and reports, setbacks and defeats....
Página 112 - ... coming to power of the Conservatives under Richard Bennett in July 1930, negotiations were started, culminating in the St. Lawrence Deep Waterways Treaty of July 19, 1932. The treaty provided for the cooperative construction of a 27-foot waterway from Lake Superior to the Atlantic. It also provided for the development of the potential electrical power of the International Rapids section, the power and the costs to be shared equally by the two countries. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well...
Página 62 - CHICAGO, November 8, 1870 — Noon. A high wind all day yesterday at Cheyenne and Omaha. A very high wind reported this morning at Omaha. Barometer falling, with high wind at Chicago and Milwaukee to-day. Barometer rising and thermometer rising at Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Rochester. High winds probable along the lakes.

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