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APPENDIX A A A.
IMPROVEMENTS ON NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES BY MUNICIPALITIES, PRIVATE CORPORATIONS, OR INDIVIDUALSINFORMATION RELATIVE TO IMPROVEMENT OF HARBORS AND RIVERS WHICH HAS INCLUDED OR WILL INCLUDE INNER HARBORS, OR PORTIONS OF RIVERS OR INLETS WITHIN SHORE LINES OR CORPORATE CITY LIMITS, OR CHANNELS ADJACENT TO WHARVES.
[Reported under section 13 of the river and harbor act approved June 13, 1902.]
1. Report of Maj. S. W. Roessler, Corps | 16. Report of Lieut. Col. H. M. Adams, of Engineers, Portland, Me., district (p. 2568).
2. Report of Lieut. Col. W. S. Stanton, Corps of Engineers, Boston, Mass., district (p. 2570).
3. Report of Maj. Geo. W. Goethals, Corps of Engineers, Newport, R. I., district (p. 2574).
4. Report of Maj. Chas. F. Powell, Corps of Engineers, New London, Conn., district (p. 2576).
Corps of Engineers, New Orleans,
17. Report of Capt. C. S. Riché, Corps
18. Report of Capt. Chas. L. Potter, Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Miss., district (p. 2604).
19. Report of Capt. Graham D. Fitch, Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, Ark., district (p. 2606).
5. Report of Col. S. M. Mansfield, Corps 20.
6. Report of Maj. W. L. Marshall, Corps
Report of Capt. Thos. L. Casey, Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, Mo., district (p. 2607).
21. Report of Maj. C. McD. Townsend, Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, Ill., district (p. 2608).
7. Report of Lieut. Col. C. W. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia, 22. Pa., district (p. 2583).
8. Report of Col. Jared A. Smith, Corps of Engineers, Wilmington, Del., district (p. 2585).
9. Report of Col. Peter C. Hains, Corps
10. Report of Lieut. Col. Chas. J. Allen,
12. Report of Capt. Cassius E. Gillette,
13. Report of Capt. Herbert Deakyne, Corps of Engineers, Tampa, Fla., district (p. 2594).
14. Report of First Lieut. R. R. Raymond, Corps of Engineers, Montgomery,
Ala., district (p. 2597).
Report of Capt. H. M. Chittenden,
Report of Maj. John G. D. Knight,
24. Report of Col. G. J. Lydecker, Corps
Report of Capt. W. L. Sibert, Corps
Report of Capt. W. E. Craighill,
27. Report of Capt. D. D. Gaillard, Corps
28. Report of Maj. J. G. Warren, Corps of Engineers, Milwaukee, Wis., district (p. 2623).
15. Report of Capt. Spencer Cosby, Corps 29. Report of Lieut. Col. O. H. Ernst,
of Engineers, Mobile, Ala., district
Corps of Engineers, Chicago, Ill., district (p. 2629).
30. Report of Capt. Charles Keller, Corps 35. of Engineers, Grand Rapids, Mich., district (p. 2630).
31. Report of Capt. Lansing H. Beach, Corps of Engineers, Detroit, Mich., district (p. 2636).
Report of Capt. Edgar Jadwin, Corps
Report of Lieut. Col. W. H. Heuer,
32. Report of Maj. Dan C. Kingman, 37. Report of Capt. W. C. Langfitt, Corps Corps of Engineers, Cleveland,
Ohio, district (p. 2637).
of Engineers, Portland, Oreg., district (p. 2646).
33. Report of Maj. T. W. Symons, Corps 38. Report of Maj. John Millis, Corps of
of Engineers, Buffalo, N. Y., dis
trict (p. 2642).
34. Report of Maj. T. W. Symons, Corps 39.
Engineers, Seattle, Wash., district (p. 2647).
Report of Col. Amos Stickney, Corps of Engineers, president Mississippi River Commission (p. 2648).
(1) REPORT OF MAJ. S. W. ROESSLER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS, PORTLAND,
UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE,
Portland, Me., August 29, 1902.
GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report in compliance with requirements of Department circular letter, dated July 25, 1902, requesting certain information as to improvement of navigable waters by municipalities, etc., in the Portland, Me., district, called for by section 13 of the river and harbor act approved June 13, 1902.
IMPROVEMENT OF NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES UNDERTAKEN BY MUNICIPALITIES, PRIVATE CORPORATIONS, OR INDIVIDUALS. In a letter dated January 21, 1867, from this office to the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, the statement was made that "about twenty years ago the citizens of Augusta and thereabouts undertook to dredge out a channel above Sheppards Point, and they improved it in some localities." The place referred to is on the Kennebec River, a short distance below Hallowell.
WORKS OF IMPROVEMENT WHICH HAVE INCLUDED OR WILL INCLUDE INNER HARBORS, OR PORTIONS OF RIVERS, OR INLETS WITHIN SHORE LINES OR CORPORATE CITY LIMITS, OR CHANNELS ADJACENT TO WHARVES.
Under project for improving Lubec Channel, a rock adjacent to wharves at Eastport, Me., was removed in 1884-85, under authority contained in river and harbor act of July 5, 1884.
In 1873-1876, under a project for improving Machias River, Maine, a channel was secured, the upper end of which was adjacent to the wharves at Machias, Me.
Between 1886 and 1900 a project was in progress for dredging a channel for improving Narraguagus River, Maine, the upper end of said channel being adjacent to the wharves.
Under projects completed in 1873 and 1902, respectively, for improving Union River, Maine, channels were dredged, the upper ends of which were adjacent to the wharves at Ellsworth, and apparently within the city limits.
Under project for improving Bagaduce River, Maine, a channel is
being dredged, the upper end of which is adjacent to the wharf at South Penobscot, Me.
The work of improving Penobscot River, Maine, has included as its principal feature work in Bangor Harbor, much of which, including dredging and ledge excavation, has been adjacent to the wharves, especially the dredging of Kenduskeag stream, which may be considered as within the corporate city limits.
The work of improving Bucksport Harbor, Maine, for which an appropriation was made by the act of 1902, consists in dredging immediately in front of and adjacent to the wharves. The same remark applies to certain work done at this locality in 1875-1878, under the general improvement of Penobscot River.
The improvement of Belfast Harbor, Maine, by the General Government was chiefly at the entrance to the harbor, and was to some extent adjacent to the lower wharves.
At Camden, Me., the entire inner harbor was dredged by the United States, and all the work was adjacent to the wharves.
The project for improving Rockport Harbor, Maine, consisted in dredging the upper harbor in front of and adjacent to the wharves. The work of improving the harbor at Rockland, Me., under a project adopted in 1880, and enlarged in 1896, has included certain dredg ing, all of which is adjacent to the wharves, and at least a portion of which may be regarded as within corporate city limits, though outside the harbor line.
Under a project adopted in 1896, Carvers Harbor, at Vinalhaven, Me., is in process of improvement by deepening the entire inner harbor, where the wharves are located.
The improvement of Georges River, Maine, consists in dredging a channel about 4,400 feet long, from deep water up to and along the wharves at Thomaston.
The improvement of Kennebec River, Maine, was first appropriated for in 1827, since which the efforts have been directed in general to securing greater depth up to Augusta, the head of navigation. As the channel led past the wharves along the river banks, and to the wharves at Augusta, to such extent the channel may be regarded as adjacent to the wharves.
The improvement of Portland Harbor, Maine, has included the dredging of a channel in Back Cove, which may be regarded as within the corporate city limits at the present time, though such was not the case at the time the work was done. The principal work, however, has consisted in dredging the front harbor under various projects, and eventually to a depth of 30 feet at mean low tide over the greater part of the inner harbor up as far as Portland bridge. As the line of dredging on the northerly side of the harbor approximates the harbor line, the work of improvement may be said to be adjacent to the wharves along the city front.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brig. Gen. G. L. GILLESPIE,
Chief of Engineers, U. S. A.
S. W. ROESSLER, Major, Corps of Engineers.