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one-third of the 18-foot anchorage areas; and in the Fields Point reach, about one-half of the 20-foot anchorage area had been completed.

About five-sixths of all needed work had been done.

OPERATIONS DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR.

Value of United States plant, $29,000. Including $29.95 outstanding liabilities, the expenses of the year were $5,020.45.

At the beginning of the last fiscal year the work of dredging was in progress under the contract with Charles & Henry E. Dubois, of New York, N. Y., dated April 20, 1891, and was continued until August 10, when the contract was completed.

Eighty-seven thousand seven hundred and seventy-six cubic yards of mud were thus removed, completing the 12 and 6 foot anchorage areas on the east side of Fox Point Reach, and the 20-foot and part of the 18-foot areas in the Sassafras Point Reach.

The Government dredging plant was much increased and improved.

This work was under the local charge of Mr. W. C. Simmons, as inspector.

WORK REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE EXISTING PROJECT.

There is required for the completion of the existing project the remainder of the excavation of the anchorage basin between the head of Sassafras Point Reach and Field Point.

OPERATIONS CONTEMPLATED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE

30, 1893.

It is proposed to apply the balance of the funds on hand and the appropriation asked for to continuing the excavation of the anchorage area.

Providence River is in the collection district of Providence, which is a port of entry. The amount of revenne collected at Providence in the last calendar year was $352,374.05. The nearest light-houses are the six light-houses in Providence River. The nearest fortifications are fort on Dutch Island and Fort Adams, R. I.

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Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project. 65, 000.00 Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal yearending June 30,1894 65,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867.

COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.

The commerce arriving at Providence, R. I., by water during the calendar year ending December 31, 1891, is estimated as follows (based mainly upon reports received from Mr. F. P. Little, secretary Board of Trade, Providence, R. I.):

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Gain over last year, none known.
Transportation lines established during the year, none reported.

The above are the receipts by water from foreign countries only. The domestic imports and exports by water could not be obtained.

The vessels using this waterway are reported as follows:

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The vessels arriving at this port from foreign countries are reported as follows: Steam and sail, 110.'

CII.

REMOVAL OF GREEN JACKET SHOAL, PROVIDENCE RIVER, RHODE

ISLAND.

Green Jacket Shoal is in that part of Providence River which constitutes the harbor of Providence.

It lies off the wharves on the south front of the city and occupies a part of the harbor that is required for anchorage purposes.

ORIGINAL CONDITION.

That part of the harbor in which the shoal is located is about 2,000 feet long by from 600 to 1,200 feet wide; and of this area the shoal occupied about 30 acres, and that part of it which was included between the 15-foot curves occupied about 18 acres. There were channels on either side of the shoal, between it and the harbor lines, having, the one on the north side, a width of 300 feet and a depth of 20 feet, and the one on the south side, a width varying from 50 to 100 feet and a depth of about 15 feet at mean low water. The water on the summit of the shoal was 1 foot deep.

PLAN OF IMPROVEMENT.

The present approved project, of 1885, provides for the removal of the entire shoal to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water, limiting the

work by lines drawn 200 feet from the harbor lines, at a total cost, as estimated in 1885, of $112,346 (see page 602 of Annual Report of 1835).

A plat of Green Jacket Shoal was published in the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers for 1885, Part I, page 599.

APPROPRIATIONS.

Upon the present project appropriations have been made as follows: 1886 1888

$26, 250 1890

28,000

25,000 Total up to June 30, 1891....

79, 250

AMOUNT EXPENDED AND RESULTS TO JUNE 30, 1891.

The total amount expended on the present project (including $332.44, outstanding liabilities) up to June 30, 1891, was $65,329.

The result was the excavation to a depth of 25' feet at mean low water of an area of about 13 acres, extending along the northern and western sides of the shoal, making an important addition to the anchorage facilities of the harbor. On a portion of this area the depth of water before the completion of the contract of November 18, 1886, was from 3 to 4 feet.

OPERATIONS DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR.

Value of United States plant, $9,500, including $5.90 of outstanding liabilities; the expenses of the year were $13,908.82.

At the beginning of the last fiscal year no work was in progress.

On August 12, the work of dredging was commenced under the contract with Charles and Henry E. Du Bois, of New York, N. Y., dated April 20, 1891, and continued until October 27, when their contract was completed.

One hundred and twenty-five thousand one hundred and four cubic yards of mud and shells were thus dredged, increasing the dredged area by about 4.4 acres.

The Government dredging plant was somewhat increased and improved.

This work was under the local charge of Mr. W.C. Simmons as superintendent.

WORK REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE EXISTING PROJECT.

The work required to complete the existing project is the excavation of the eastern end of the shoal to a depth of 25 feet.

OPERATIONS CONTEMPLATED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE

30, 1893.

It is proposed to apply the balance on hand and the funds asked for to continuing the removal of the shoal according to the general project.

Green Jacket Shoal is in the collection district of Providence, which is a port of entry. The amount of revenue collected at Providence during the last calendar year was $352,374.05. The nearest light-houses are the six light-houses in Providence River. The nearest fortitications are Fort Adams, R. I., and the fort on Dutch Island, Rhode Island,

For the commercial statistics, see “Report of the improvement of Providence River and Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island."

Money statement. July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

$14, 253, 44 June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year..

14, 235.36 July 1, 1892, balance unexpended

18.08 July 1, 1892, outstanding liabilities.

5.90 July 1, 1892, balance available

12. 18 Amount appropriated by act approved July 13, 1892.

10,000.00 Amount available for fiscal year ending June 30, 1893..

10, 012. 18 Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project. 23, 096.00 Amonnt that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending June 30, 1894 23, 096.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867.

C 12.

IMPROVEMENT OF GREENWICH BAY, RHODE ISLAND.

Greenwich Bay is an arm of Narragansett Bay, located in the towns of Warwick and East Greenwich, R. I. It has a length from northwest to southeast of about 31 miles and an average width of 13 miles.

ORIGINAL CONDITION.

The channel leading to the town of East Greenwich was deep enough for the demands of commerce, but so crooked as to render navigation difficult.

PLAN OF IMPROVEMENT.

The present approved project of 1888 provides for the straightening and widening of the channel by the removal of sand bars, called Long Point, at a total cost, as estimated in 1888, of $2,000. (See page 650 of Annual Report of 1889.)

APPROPRIATIONS.

Upon the present project appropriations have been made as follows: 1890, $2,000. Total up to June 30, 1891, $2,000.

AMOUNT EXPENDED AND RESULTS TO JUNE 30, 1891.

The total amount expended on the present project (including $92.92 outstanding liabilities) up to June 30, 1891, was $1,989, with which about 210 feet length of the point of the shoal at Long Point was cut off, and the channel was somewhat widened over a length of about 500 feet.

OPERATIONS DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR. Value of United States plant, $0.00. Including $0.00 outstanding liabilities the expenses of the year were $11.00; work being confined to payinents of outstanding liabilities and to minor office duties.

OPERATIONS CONTEMPLATED FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE

30, 1893.

The project being completed, no work is anticipated for the coming year.

Greenwich Bay is in the collection district of Providence, which is a port of entry. The amount of revenue collected at Providence during the last calendar year was $352,374.05. The nearest fortification is the fort on Dutch Island, Rhode Island. The nearest light-house is Warwick Light.

Money Statement.
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended...,
June 30, 1892, amount expended during fiscal year.
July 1, 1892, balance unexpended.
July 1, 1892, outstanding liabilities

$103.92 103.60

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COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.

The commerce arriving at East Greenwich, R. I., by water, during the calendar year ending December 31, 1891, is estimated as follows (based mainly upon reports received from Mr. Joseph Dews, East Greenwich, R. I.):

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Gain over last year; none known.
Transportation lines established during the year; none reported.

The vessels using this waterway are reported as follows: Sail (freight), 2; average draft, 12 feet; average tonnage, 400 tons; fishing boats, 18.

C 13.

IMPROVEMENT OF COVE AND WATERWAY NEAR COASTER HARBOR

ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND.

This cove is situated in the northwestern part of the city of Newport, R. I., near the southeastern extremity of Coaster Harbor Island, which is occupied by the U.S. Navy as a training station.

ORIGINAL CONDITION.

A causeway connecting Coaster Harbor Island with Rhode Island forms the northern boundary of the cove and separates it from the waterway above. This causeway, having but one small opening, has checked the flow of water around the island and caused deposits, so filling the waterway as to cause it to give forth unhealthy and disagreeable odors.

PLAN OF IMPROVEMENT.

The present approved project of 1889 proposes to dredge the cove to the necessary depth and to increase the flow of water by larger open

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