Barge Canal Bulletin, Volumen2

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Página 155 - Prompted by these actual observations, I could not help taking a more contemplative and extensive view of the vast inland navigation of these United States, and could not but be struck with the immense diffusion and importance of it; and with the goodness of that Providence which has dealt his favors to us with so profuse a hand. Would to God we may have wisdom enough to improve them! I shall not rest contented until I have explored the western country, and traversed those lines (or great part of...
Página 258 - Oswego canal and the Champlain canal, and providing for a submission of the same to the people to be voted upon at the general election to be held in the year nineteen hundred and three,' in relation to locks and channel.
Página 70 - When the mighty canals shall be formed, and locks erected, they will add vastly to the facility of an extended diffusion, and the increase of its intrinsic worth. It will enter Ontario, and the other great lakes ; and find its way down the St. Lawrence by Oswego, into Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake; up Seneca river to the head of the Seneca...
Página 147 - Now, in the names of all the gods at once, Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, That he is grown so great ? Age, thou art sham'd!
Página 71 - United States, even when our population shall reach one hundred millions. " Providence has happily placed this great source of comfort and wealth, precisely in a position accessible by water in every direction. "When the mighty canals shall be formed and locks erected it will add vastly to the facility of an extended diffusion, and the increase of its intrinsic worth. " It will enter Ontario, and the other great lakes, and find its way down the St. Lawrence by Oswego, into Pennsylvania, and the Chesapeake,...
Página 162 - Providence indeed appears to favour this design ; for the Allegany Mountains, which pass through all the states, seem to die away as they approach the Mohawk River ; and the ground between the upper part of this river and Wood Creek is perfectly level, as if designedly to permit us to pass through this channel into this extensive inland country.
Página 153 - ... enlarged Erie, Oswego and Champlain canals to a capacity adequate for navigation by barges carrying 1,000 tons. The canal prism will have a minimum bottom width of 75 feet, a minimum depth of 12 feet and a minimum water cross section of 1,128 square feet, but in rivers and lakes the canal prism will have a minimum bottom width of 200 feet, a minimum depth of 12 feet and a minimum cross section of water of 2,400 square feet. There will be 48 locks, 328 feet long, 28 feet wide and 1 1 feet deep...
Página 253 - ... that now can or do show their mastery over our commerce, but the very vastness of the scheme means in the first place that there should be the most careful preparation so that there shall be no possibility of repeating the mistakes which have marred feebler efforts in the past, and in the next place that there must be thorough and ardent missionary work to make the people of the State feel the need of doing what is proposed. . . . There are two or three vital features of any scheme we may adopt....
Página 70 - These works are in a rude, unfinished state, but are capable of making about eight thousand bushels of salt per annum, which is nearly the quantity required for the present consumption of the country.
Página 257 - I have endeavored to give this subject the consideration which its importance demands and have heretofore expressed myself and now reaffirm my belief in the thousand-ton barge plan. I cannot urge too strongly upon the Legislature the necessity for immediate attention to this important problem...

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