The Panama Canal

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the Author, 1905 - 178 Seiten
 

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Seite 143 - President is hereby authorized to cause to be entered into such contract or contracts as may be deemed necessary for the proper excavation, construction, completion, and defense of said canal, harbors, and defenses, by the route finally determined upon under the provisions of this Act. Appropriations therefor shall from time to time be hereafter made, not to exceed in the aggregate the additional sum, .of one hundred and thirty-five millions of dollars should the Panama route be adopted, or one hundred...
Seite 13 - Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Such canal shall be of sufficient capacity and depth as shall afford convenient passage for vessels of the largest tonnage and greatest draft now in use, and such as may be reasonably anticipated, and shall be supplied with all necessary locks and other appliances to meet the necessities of vessels passing through the same from ocean to ocean; and he shall also cause to be constructed such safe and commodious harbors at the termini of said Canal, and make such...
Seite 142 - President shall have arranged to secure a satisfactory title to the property of the New Panama Canal Company, as provided in section one hereof, and shall have obtained by treaty control of the necessary territory from the Republic of Colombia, as provided in section two hereof, he is authorized to pay for the property of the New Panama Canal Company forty millions of dollars...
Seite 43 - ANCHORAGE. — The best anchorage in ordinary weather is abreast the Pacific Mail Company's dock, about 600 yards off, but in bad weather it is better to anchor on the opposite side to avoid the heavy sea that rolls in around Toro Point. The holding ground is good, but there are many anchors and cables strewn about the bottom.
Seite 44 - ... heavy swell and threatening weather, but toward evening the swell decreased, the weather cleared, and it looked like a fine night. Later in the night the swell commenced to heave in with greater force, so that steamers were compelled to leave their wharves. It was not till after daylight on the 19th that the full force of the norther began to be felt, and in a very short time it became so rough that all steamers put to sea. The Pacific Mail steamer Newport cut her lines and steamed across the...
Seite 142 - That when the President shall have arranged to secure a satisfactory title to the property of the New Panama Canal Company, as provided in section one hereof, and shall have obtained by treaty control of the necessary territory from the Republic of Colombia, as provided in section two hereof, he is authorized to pay for the property of the New Panama Canal Company forty millions of...
Seite 46 - The bar has 11 feet of water in the dry season, but the depth changes according to the state of the river. The mouth of the river, outside the bar, is obstructed by the Laja Reef, a rocky ledge about 50 yards in diameter, which breaks in heavy weather and is nearly even with the surface of the sea. The best approach is northward of Laja Reef in depths of 14 feet over a breadth of about 70 yards. Within the bar the water deepens to 17 to 20 feet abreast the town, which is 200 yards above the bar....
Seite 44 - ... became so rough that all steamers put to sea. The Pacific Mail steamer Newport cut her lines and steamed across the bay to the anchorage under the lee of Toro Point, but was soon compelled to abandon this anchorage and put to sea. One steamer, lying in the harbor with two anchors down, dragged nearly 1 mile before she could get sufficient steam to be able to slip and go to sea. "During the season of northers steamers should keep steam up constantly and be ready to move at a moment's notice. This...
Seite 142 - SEC. 3. That when the President shall have arranged to secure a satisfactory title to the property of the New Panama Canal Company...
Seite 142 - Company forty millions of dollars and to the Republic of Colombia such sum as shall Have been agreed upon, and a sum sufficient for both said purposes is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid on warrant or warrants drawn by the President.

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