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Work was commenced in June, 1891, and the improvement will probably be completed in August. Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.....

$3,500.00 July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

3,500.00 July 1, 1891, outstanding liabilities...

270.60 July 1, 1891, balance available

3, 229.40 (See Appendix A 4.)

5. Narraguagus River, Maine.--The obstruction to navigation consisted in a bar from the anchorage near the mouth of the river to deep water, the shoalest part having only 4 feet depth at extreme low water and 54 feet at mean low water.

The project for improvement consists in dredging the channel to a depth of il feet as far as the lower landing and thence 9 feet deep to the anchorage.

The amount expended to June 30, 1890, was $20,000. As a result the lower part of the channel had been dredged to grade, 55 feet in width and 2,800 feet long, thence 100 feet wide, a distance of 1,600 feet, and thence a width of 300 feet, forming a tarning basin of about 600 feet length.

A contract was made in January, 1891, for continuing the dredging under the appropriation of September 19, 1890.

Work was commenced May 16, and will be completed in July. The improvement thus far is of considerable benefit to sailing vessels, but is especially valuable to steamers which touch at the lower wbarves.

Expenditures in last fiscal year, $5,956,20. Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

$7,500.00 June 30, 1891, amonnt expended during fiscal year...

2, 341.57 July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

5, 158. 43 Joly 1, 1891, ontstanding liabilities...

$3,614.63 July 1, 1891, amount covered by uncompleted contracts...... 1,502. 17

5, 116.80 July 1, 1891, balance available .....

41.63 (Amonnt (estimated) required for completion of existing project

22,500.00 Amount that can be protitably expended in fiscal year ending June 30,1893 22,500.00 Sabuitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 5.)

6. Breakucater from Mount Desert to Porcupine Island, Maine.--The anchorage and landing at Bar Harbor is entirely exposed to storms and seas from southerly directions.

The object of the improvement is to protect the harbor from southerly storms.

The act of August 11, 1888, appropriated $50,000 for commencing the work. A contract was subsequently made with the lowest bidder, but the failure of the contractor, as stated in last annual report, prevented any considerable progress.

The contract expired by limitation of time on the 30th of June, 1890.
Expenditures previous to June 30, 1890, were $13,711.78.
Expended in last fiscal year, $9,081.27.

In August, 1899, proposals were invited for delivery of stone in the breakwater to complete the work which had been abandoned by the former contractor, and a new contract was made with the lowest bidder. After the approval of the coutract it was too late to commence work before spring.

The delivery of stone was commenced April 25.

The act of September 19, 1890, appropriated $50,000 for continuing the work.

It has been deemed advisable not to invite proposals for delivery of stone under this appropriation until the progress of contractors under former appropriation could be observed.

Specifications have been prepared and a contract will be made at an early day for the last appropriation.

The original location and estimate of cost of the breakwater were based upon soundings upon Coast Survey chart. These have been found inaccurate; it has therefore been necessary to modify the location and estimate. July 1, 1890, balance unexpended......

$36, 288. 22 Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

50,000.00

86, 288.22 5, 432. 75

June 30, 1891, amount expended during fiscal year.
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended
July 1, 1891, outstanding liabilities..
July 1, 1891, amount covered by uncompleted contracts

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July 1, 1891, balance available.

52, 581.32

Amonnt (estimated) reqnired for completion of existing project 706, 000.00 Amount that can be profitably expeuded in fiscal year ending June 30, 1893 150,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 6.)

7. Bagaduce River, Maine.—The river and harbor act of August 5, 1886, required an examination or survey of the Bagaduce River, Maine.

A report, with estimate of cost of works considered necessary, was submitted by the engineer officer in charge, February 2, 1888. (See Report of Chief of Engineers for 1888, page 401.)

The project adopted for the improvement consists of deepening the channel to give a width of 100 feet and a low-water depth of 6 feet from South Penobscot to Bridge Point. This includes dredging and remov. ing rocks. The project also includes removing a small amount of rock in Johnson Narrows.

By act of August 11, 1889, Congress appropriated $3,000, and by act of September 19, 1890, the further sum of $4,000, for the improvement.

Previons to June 30, 1890, the sum of $100 had been expended for making plans, etc.

The amount now available is too small to carry on such a work to any advantage.

It may be found advisable to defer commencing work until the sea son of 1892, when, should a further appropriation be made, it may be added to funds now available.

The estimate for removal of rock alone is about $25,000, and this should be done before any dredging is commenced.

$2,900. (l 4,000. ()

July 1, 1890, balance unexpended....
Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended

6,900.00

(Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project..... $39, 875.00 Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal year ending June 30, 1993 39,875,00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 7.)

8. Penobscot River, Maine.—The appropriation of August 11, 1888, was divided by allotment into two parts; first, Bangor to Crosby Narrows, and second, between Bucksport and Winterport.

Above Crosby Narrows the former channel was too narrow to afford room to the numerous vessels and rafts, and between Bucksport and Winterport the channel was crooked and insufficiently deep.

The projects of improvement consist in widening the channel at Bangor and Crosby Narrows by dredging, and deepening the channel below by dredging and contraction works.

Amount expended to June 30, 1890: Above Crosby Narrows.

$35, 426.87 Below Winterport

27,177.27 Expended in last fiscal year: Above Crosby Narrows

14,813. 15 Below Winterport

4,340.31 From appropriation, September 19, 1890

368.50 Total expenditure

82, 126. 10 The channel at Frankfort Flats, below Winterport, has been dredged to a depth of 22 feet over an average width of about 700 feet.

The widening at Bangor was completed in September, 1888. Dredg. ing on the shoals above Crosby Narrows was commenced in June, 1890, and continued until compelled to suspend by ice. A small amount of dredging is still to be done under the contract.

The effect of this dredging is to widen the channel where it had be. come too narrow for easy navigation.

It has been considered advisable to expend the amount appropriated by act of September 19, 1890, in deepening the channel at High Flead, above Bucksport, by dredging.

This work will be commenced as soon as arrangements can be conveniently made. July 1, 1890, balance unexpended....

$27, 243. 87 Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

25,000.00

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Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project. 330,000.00 Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal yearending Jme 30, 1893 100,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 8.)

9. Belfast Harbor, Maine.-The river and harbor act of August 11, 1888, required an examination or survey of this harbor. Reports of the examination and survey were submitted and printed in House Ex. Doc. No. 81, Fifty-first Congress, first session ; also in Report of Chief of Engineers for 1890, page 455.

The project adopted for the improvement is to deepen the channel by dredging to a depth of 15 feet and adjacent areas to depths of 13 and 8 feet, respectively, at mean low water.

By act of September 19, 1890, Congress appropriated $10,000 for commencing the improvement.

Dredging the area of 8 feet depth was commenced in June under a contract; work under the contract will be completed before the close of the season. July 1, 1890, balance unexpended....

$1,985, 99 Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

10,000.00

11,985, 99

574, 94

June 30, 1891, amount expended during fiscal year
July 1, 1891, balance unexpended.
July 1, 1891, outstanding liabilities..
July 1, 1891, amount covered by uncompleted contracts...

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July 1, 1891, balance available.....

451.33

Amount (estimated) required for completion of existing project.... 42, 000.00 Amount that can be profitably expended in fiscal yearending June 30, 1893 42,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 9.)

10. Camden Harbor, Maine. This harbor was so shoal tbat at low water vessels drawing more than 6 feet could not reach the wharves.

The project for improvement adopted in 1888 is as follows:
(1) Dredging approaches to depth of 12 feet.
(2) Dredging channels to depth of 10 feet.
(3) Removing middle ground.
Expenditures to June 30, 1890, $4,968.67.

As a result the channel on west side had been deepened to 10 feet at low water, 75 feet wide a distance of 1,150 feet, and 50 feet wide a further distance of 905 feet.

This is an assistance to vessels reaching the wharves, but the width is not sufficient for convenience,

A contract has been concluded for continuing dredging to widen the channel. The work will be completed as far as available funds permit before the close of season of 1891, July 1, 1890, balance unexpended....

$31.33 Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890..

6,000.00

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Amunt (estimated) required for completion of existing project.... 49,000.00 Amount that can be protitably expended in fiscal year ending June 30,189349,000.00 Submitted in compliance with requirements of sections 2 of river and

harbor acts of 1866 and 1867. (See Appendix A 10.)

11. Rockport Harbor, Maine.-This harbor is on the west side of Penobscot Bay, about 64 miles above Rockland.

The upper portion of the harbor was shallow, so tlıat the wharves could not be reached at low stages of tides.

The project for improvement consists in dredging the upper part to a depth of 12 feet at mean low water.

Previous to June 30, 1890, the amount expended was $9,986.81.

This resulted in deepening the upper part of harbor to 12 feet at mean low water over more than two-thirds the area included in the project.

Under appropriation of September 19, 1890, a contract has been concluded for completing the project by dredging and the removal of a small ledge of stone.

It is expected that the work will be completed before the end of the season of 1891.

The small amount expended in last fiscal year has been for advertising and other contingencies. July 1, 1990, balance unexpended

$13.19 Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

5,000.00

5, 013. 19 June 30, 1891, amount expended during fiscal year

102.00 Joly 1, 1891, balance unexpended.....

4,911.19 July 1, 1891, amount covered by uncompleted contracts.

4,510.00 July 1, 1891, balance available.....

401. 19 (See Appendix A 11.)

12. Rockland Harbor, Maine.-Originally this harbor was open to all easterly winds and seas, so that at such times the anchorage was unsafe and the seas often broke over the wharves.

The project for improvement adopted in 1881, and modified in 1890, consists in the construction of a breakwater to protect the anchorage, and form a harbor of refuge.

Estimated expense of the entire breakwater, $632,500.
The expenditures to June 30, 1890, were $152,500.
Expenditures in last fiscal year, $3,152.27.

As a result the breakwater had been extended 1,660 feet from lowwater mark; 1,235 feet of the length from outer end bas been raised to high-water level with a width of 20 feet on top. The remaining part next the shore is 12 feet wide on top and 5 feet above mean low water.

Under the appropriation of September 19, 1890, a contract has been made for extending the breakwater, and for modifying the old part near the shore.

The work of extending the breakwater was commenced in June under the contract, and will be carried on continuously as far as available funds will permit.

The completion of the project will result in a largely increased area for anchorage, and will make an excellent harbor of refuge. Amount appropriated by act approved September 19, 1890.

$37,500.00 June 30, 1891, amount expended during fiscal year..

558.51 July 1, 1891, balance nnexpended...

36, 941. 49 July 1, 1891, outstanding liabilities

$2,593.76 Jaly 1, 1891, amount covered by uncompleted contracts. 31,581.24

34, 175.00 July 1, 1891, balance available....

2,766. 49

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