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50TH CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (Ex. Doc. 1,
2d Session.

I pt. 2, vol. II.

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ANNUAL REPORT

OF TUE

CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,

UNITED STATES ARMY,

TO THE

SECRETARY OF WAR,

FOR

THE YEAR 1888.

IN FOUR PARTS.

PART IV.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

1888.

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Officers constituting Board, 5; Subjects considered and reported upon, 6; Additional

duties of individual members, 6; Sea-coast fortifications, 8.
POST OF WILLETS POINT, ENGINEER SCHOOL OF APPLICATION, BAT-
TALION OF ENGINEERS, AND ENGINEER DEPOT AT WILLETS POINT,

NEW YORK HARBOR.
Post of Willets Point, School of Application, Battalion of Engineers, 8; Experi-

ments, Engineer Depot, Public Buildings and Construction, Statement of Funds, 9.

RIVER AND HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS.

GENERAL STATEMENT..

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ATLANTIC COAST AND GULF OF MEXICO.

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. JARED A. SMITH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Labec Channel, Me., Moose-a-bec Bar, Me., 11 ; Narraguagus River, Me., 12; break-

water from Mount Desert to Porcupine Ísland, Me., Bagaduce River, Me., Bangor
Harbor and Penobscot River, Mo., 13; Belfast Harbor, Me., Camden Harbor, Me.,
14; Rockport Harbor, Mo., Rockland' Harbor, Mo., 15; Kennebeo River at Bath,
and from Augusta to lower end of Perkins Island, Mo., Portland Harbor, Me., 16;
channel in Back Cove, Portland, Mo., 17; breakwater at mouth of Saco River, Me.
Saco River, Me., 18; Kennebunk River, Me., York Harbor, Mo., 19; Portsmouth
Harbor, N. H., Bellamy River, N. H., Cocheco River, N. H., 20; harbor of refuge,

at Little Harbor, N. H., 21; examinations and surveys, 22.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. GEORGE L. GILLESPIE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Newburyport Harbor, Mass., 22; Merrimac River, Mass., 23; Powow river, Mass.,

Ipswich River, Mass., 24; harbor of refugo, Sandy Bay, Capo Ann, Mass., Glou-
cester Harbor, Mass., 25, Manchester Harbor, Mass., Lynn Harbor, Mass., 26 ;
Winthrop Harbor, Mass., Boston Harbor, Mass., 27; Malden River, Mass., Hing-
bam Harbor, Mass., 29; Scituate Harbor, Mass., 30; Plymouth Harbor, Mass.,
Wellfleet Harbor, Mass., 31; Provincetown Harbor, Mass., examinations and sur-
vegs, 32.

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IN CHARGE OF MAJ. WILLIAM R. LIVERMORE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Harbor of refuge at Hyannis, Mass., harbor of refuge at Nantucket, Mass., 33;

harbor at Vineyard Haven, Mass., Wood's Holl Harbor, Mass., 34; Wareham Har-

bor, Mass., 35; New Bedford Harbor, Mass., Westport Harbor, Mass., 36; Taunton

River, Mass., 37; Warren River, R. I., Pawtucket River, R. I., 38; Providence

River and Narragansett Bay, R. I., 39; removal of Green Jacket Shoal, Providence

River, R. I., Newport Harbor, R. I., 40 harbor of refuge at Block Island, R. I., 41;

Pawcatuck River, R. I. and Conn., harbor of refuge at Stonington, Conn., 43; ex-

aminations and surveys, 44.

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. D. C. Houston, CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Thames River, Conn.; New London Harbor, Conn., 45; Connecticut River, Mass.

and Corp., 46; Clinton Harbor, Conn., 47 ; New Haven Harbor, Conn., 'break-
water at New Haven, Conn., 48; Milford Harbor, Conn., 49; Housatonic River,
Conn., Bridgeport Harbor, Conn., 50 ; Black Rock Harbor, Conn., Norwalk Har-
bor, Conn., 51; Harbor at Five-mile River, Conn., Stanford Harbor, Conn., 52; Port
Chester Harbor, N. Y., Mamaroneck Harbor, N. Y., 53; Echo Harbor, New
Rochelle, N. Y., New Rochelle Harbor, N. Y., 54; East Chester Creek, N. Y.,
Greenport Harbor, N. Y., 55; Glen Cove Harbor, N. Y., Flushing Bay, N. Y., 56;

removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 57.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. WALTER MCFARLAND, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Hudson River, N. Y., 57; harbor at Saugerties, N. Y., harbor at Rondout, N. Y., 58;

Harlem River, N. Y., 59; removing obstructions in the East River and at Hell Gate,
N. Y., 60; Newtown Creek, N. Y., Buttermilk Channel New York Harbor, 61; Gow-
anus Bay, N. Y., 62; New York Harbor, 63; Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., 64; Canarsie
Bay, N. Y., 65; Sumpawanus Inlet, N. Y., channel between Staten Island and New
Jersey, 66; Raritan Bay, N. J., removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or en-

dangering navigation, 67 ; examinations and survey, 67 and 68.
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. GEORGE MCC. DERBY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
Passaic River, N. J., 68; Elizabeth River, N.J., 69; Rahway River, N.J., 70; Wood-

bridge Creek, N.J., Raritan River, N.J., 71 ; South River, N. J., 72; Cheesequakes
Creek, N. J., Keyport Harbor, N. J., 73; Mattawan Creek, N. J., Shrewsbury River,

N.J., 74; Manasquan River, N. J.,

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. HENRY M. ROBERT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-

Delaware River, Pa. and N. J., 76; Frankford Creek, Pa., 77 ; harbor of Philadel-

phia, removal of Smith's Island and Windmill Island, Pa., and Petty's Island,

N. J., Schuylkill River, Pa., 78; ice-harbor at Marcus Hook, Pa., 79; ice-harbor

at the head of Delaware Bay, Del., 80; construction of iron pier in Delaware

Bay, near Lewes, Del., harbor at Delaware Breakwater, Del., 81; Rancocas River,

N. J., 82; Woodbury Creek, N. J., Mantua Creek, N. J., 83; Raccoon River, N. J.,

Salem River, N. J., Cohansey Creek, N. J., 84; removal of wrecks from Delaware

Bay and River, removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navi-

gation, survey of harbor at Atlantic City, N. J., 85; United States Commission ad-

Visory to the Board of Harbor Commissioners of Philadelphia, Pa.,86; examination

and survey,

86.

IN CHARGE OF MR. WILLIAM F. SMITH, U. S. AGENT-
Maurice River, N. J., 86; Wilmington Harbor, Del., 87; ice-harbor at New Castle,

Del., Duck Creek, Del., 83; Saint Jones River, Del., 89; Mispillion Creek, Del.,
Broadkiln River, Del., Indian River, Del., 90; inland water-way from Chincoteagué
Bay, Va, to Delaware Bay at or near Lowes, Del., Susquehanna River above and
below Havre de Grace, Md., 91; Fairlee Creek or Inlet, Md., Corsica Creek, Md., 92;
Choptank River, Md., Cambridge Harbor, Md., 93; Nanticoke River, Del., Broad
Creek, Del., from its mouth to Laurel, 94 ; Pocomoke River, Md, removing sunken

vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 95.
IN CHARGE OF COL WILLIAM P. CRAIGHILL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Patapsco River and Channel to Baltimore, Md., 95 ; James River, Va., 97 ; Nansemond

River, Va., including the mouths of Bennett and Chuckatuck creeks, harbor of Nor-
folk and its approaches, Va.,98; approach to Norfolk Harbor and the United States
(Norfolk) navy-yard, between Lambert's Point and Fort Norfolk, Va., 99; Archer's
Hope River, Va., Appomattox River, Va., 101;

Currituck Sound, Coanjok Bay, and
North River Bar, N. C., 102; Nottoway River, Va., 103; removing sunken vessels or
craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 104.

25.

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. PETER C. Hains, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Potomac River at Wasbington, D. C., 104; reconstruction of the Aqueduct Bridge,

Georgetown, D. C.; bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Potomac River, D. C.,
106; wharf at Fort Monroe, Va., 107; survey, 107.

IN CHARGE OF MR. S. T. ABERT, U. S. AGENT-
Channel at Mount Vernon, Va., Neabsco Creek, Va., 108; Breton Bay (Leonard town)

Md., Nomini Creek, Va., 109; harbor at entrance of St. Jerome's Creek, Md., Pa-
tuxent River, Ma. 'from Benedict to Hill's Landing, 110; Rappahannock River,
Va., Totusky River, Va., 111; Urbana Creek, Va., Mattaponi River, Va., Pa-
munky River, Va., 112; York River, Va., 113; Chickahominy River, Va., Staunton
River, Va., 114; Dan River between Madison, N. C., and Danville, Va., Roanoko
River, N. Ć., 115; French Broad River, N. C., removing sunken vessels or craft

obstructing or endangering navigation, 116; examination and survey, 116.
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. WILLIAM H. Bixby, CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
Pamlico and Tar rivers, N. C., Contentnia Creek, N.C., 117; Trent River, N.C., 118;

Neuse River, N.C., 119; inland water-way between New Berne and Beaufort, N.C.,
120; harbor at Beaufort, N.C., 121 ; inland water-way between Beaufort Harbor
aud New River, N. C. 122 ; New River, N.C., Black River, N. C., 123; Cape Fear
River, N. C., 124 and 125; Waccemaw River, N. C. and s. C., 126; Yadkin River,
N.C., 127; Little Pee Dee River, S.C., Lumber River, N. C., Clark Creek or River,
S.C., 128; Great Pee Dee River, s. C., harbor at Georgetown, S.C., 129; Mingo
Creek or River, s.c., Winyaw Bay, s.' C., 130; Santee River, s. C., 131; Wateres
River, S.C., 132; Congaree River, S. C., 133; examinations and surveys, 134.

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. FREDERIC V. ABBOT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Charleston Harbor, S.C., 134; Wappoo Cut, S.C., 135; Ashley River, S.C., Edisto River

S. C., 136; Salkiehatchie River, S. C., 137; removing sunken vessels or craft ob-
structing or endangering navigation, 138; examinations and surveys, 138.

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