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REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. D. C. HOUSTON, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Thames River, Conn., 521; New London Harbor, Conn., 525; Con-
necticut River, Mass. and Conn., 527; Clinton Harbor, Conn., 538; New Haven
Harbor, Conn., 540 ; breakwaterat New Haven, Conn., 544; Milford Harbor, Conn.,
548; Housatonic River, Conn., 551; Bridgeport Harbor, Conn., 555; Black Rock
Harbor, Conn., 558; Southport Harbor, Conn., 561; Norwalk Harbor, Conn., 562;
Stamford Harbor, Conn., 564; Port Chester Harbor, N. Y., 567; Mamaroneck Har-
bor, N. Y., 569; Echo Harbor, New Rochelle, N. Y., 570; Now Rochelle Harbor,
N. Y., 572; East Chester Creek, N. Y., 574; Greenport Harbor, N. Y., 577; Port
Jefferson Harbor, N. Y., 578; Flushing. Bay, N. Y., 581; removing sunken vessels
or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 583.
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. WALTER MCFARLAND, CORPS OF ENGINEER.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Hudson River, N. Y., 588; Harbor of Saugerties, N. Y., 594 ; Har-
bor at Rondout, N. Y., 596; Harlem River, N. Y., 598; removing obstructions in
the East River and at Hell Gate, N. Y., 603 ; Newtown Creek, N. Y., 606 ; Butter-
milk Channel, N. Y., 610; Gowanus Bay, N. Y., 613; New York Harbor, 617 ;
Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., 624; Harbor at Canarsie Bay, N. Y., 627 ; Sumpawanus In-
let, N. Y., 629; channel between Staten Island and New Jersey, 631; Raritan Bay,
N. J., 633; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering naviga-
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEY.-Spring Creek, N. Y., 638; Hudson River, N.Y., be-
tween New Baltimore and Coxsackie, 640.
REPORT OF CAPT. GEORGE MCC. DERBY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Passaic River, N. J., 645; Elizabeth River, N. J., 648; Rahway
River, N. J., 649; Woodbridge Creek, N. J., 650; Raritan River, N. J., 652; South
River, N. J., 657; Cheesequakes Creek, N. 'J., 661; Keyport Harbor,'N. J., 662;
Mattawan Creek, N. J., 663 ; Shrewsbury River, N. J., 665; Manasquan River, N.
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. HENRY M. ROBERT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENT.-Delaware River, Pa. and N. J., 669; Frankford Creek, Pa., 698;
Schuylkill River, Pa., 699; ice-harbor at Marcus Hook, Pa., 701; ice-harbor
at the head of Delaware Bay, Del., 704; construction of iron pier in Delaware
Bay, near Lewes, Del., 705; harbor at Delaware Breakwater, Dél., 707 ; Rancocas
River, N. J., 703; Woodbury Creek, N, J., 710; Mantua Creek, N. J., 711 ; Raccoon
River, N.J., 712; Salem River, N. J., 712; Cohansey Creek, N. J., 714; removal of
Wreck from Delaware Bay and River, 716; removing sunken vessels or craft ob-
structing or endangering Davigation, 716; survey of harbor at Atlantic City, N.J.,
717; United States Commission advisory to the Board of Harbor Commissioners of
Philadelphia, Pa., 718.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEY.—Thoroughfare from Cape May to the Great Bay north
of Atlantic City, N. J., 724.
REPORT OF MR. WILLIAM F. SMITH, UNITED STATES AGENT.
IMPROVEMENTS.—Maurice River, N. J., 738; Wilmington Harbor, Del., 739; ice-har-
bor at New Castle, Del., 740; Duck Creek, Del., 741; Saint Jones River, Del., 742;
Mispillion Creek, Del., 743; Broadkiln River, Del., 744; Indian River, Dei., 744; in-
land water-way from Chincoteague Bay, Va., to Delaware Bay, at or near Lewes,
Del., 745; Susquehanna River above and below Havre de Grace, Md., 746; Chester
River at Kent Island Narrows, Md., 747 ; Corsica Creek, Md., 747 ; Choptank River,
Md., 748; Nanticoke River, Del., 749; Broad Creek, Del., from its' mouth to Laurel,
750; Wicomico River, Md., 751; Upper Thoroughfare between Deil's Island and the
mainland, 751 ; Pocomoke River, Md., 752; removing sunken vessels or craft ob-
structing or endangering navigation, 753.
REPORT OF COL. WILLIAM P. CRAIGHILL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.—Patapsco River and channel to Baltimore, Md., 756; Annapolis
Harbor, Md., 761 ; James River, Va., 761; harbor of Norfolk, and its approaches,
Va., 766; approach to Norfolk Harbor and the United States (Norfolk) navy-yard,
between Lambert's Point and Fort Norfolk, Va., 767; Archer's Hope River, Va.,
768; Appomattox River, Va., 768; North Landing River, Va. and N. C., 770 ; Cur-
rituck Sound, Coanjok Bay, and North River Bar, N. C., 770; Blackwater River,
Va., 772; Nottaway River, Va., 773; Meherrin River, N. C., 773; Edenton Bay, N.
C., 773; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation,
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. PETER C. HAINS, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Potomac River at Washington, D. C.,777 ; reconstruction of the
Aqueduct Bridge, Georgetown, D. C., 789; bridge across the Eastern Branch of
tho Potomao River, D. C., 795; Shenandoah River, W. Va., 804; wharf at Fort
Monroe, Va., 804.
SURVEY.—James Creek Canal, emptying into Anacostia River, D. C., 807.
REPORT OF MR. S. T. ABERT, UNITED STATES AGENT.
IMPROVEMENTS.--Channel at Mount Vernon, Va., 813; Neabsco Creek, Va., 814;
Breton Bay, Leonardtown, Md., 815; Nomini Creek, Va., 816; harbor at entrance
of St. Jerome's Creek, M., 818; Rappahadnock River, Va., 619; Totusky River,
Va., 824; Urbana Creek, Va., 825; Mattaponi River, Va., 826 ; Pamunky River,
Va., 828 ; York River, Va., 830; Chicahominy River, Va., 832; Staunton River,
Va., 834; Dan River, between Madison, N. C., and Danville, Va., 838; Roanoke
River, N.C., 840; French Broad River, N. C., 843; removing sunken vessels or
craft obstructing for endangering navigation, 845.
EXAMINATION AND SURVEY.-Patuxent River, Md., from Benedict to Hill's Land-
IMPROVEMENTS.–Pamlico and Tar rivers, N. C., 854 ; Contentnia Creek, N. C., 858;
Trent River, N. C., 862; Neuse River N. C., 866 ; Inland water-way between New
Berne and Beaufort, N. C., 871; Harbor at Beaufort, N. C., 875; Inland water-way
between Beaufort Harbor and New River, N. C., through Bogne Sound, 882; New
River N. C., 885; Black River, N. C., 889; Cape Fear River, N. C., 893; Waccemaw
River, S. C., 912; Yadkin River, N. C., 917; Great Pee Dee River, $. C., 920; Harbor
at Georgetown, S. C., 925; Winyaw Bay, S. C., 929 ; Santee River, s. C., 933;
Wateree River, S. C., 939; Congaree River, S. C., 943.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEYS.—Yadkin River, N. C., from the South Carolina line to
the Narrows, N. C., 948; Catawba River, N. C., 958.
REPORT OF FIRST. LIEUT. FREDERIC V. ABBOT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Charleston Harbor, S. C., 970; Wappoo Cut, S. C., 980 ; Ashley
River, $. C.,983; Edisto River, S. C., 985; Salkiehatchie River, S.C., 987; remov-
ing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 990.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEYS.-North fork of the Edisto River, s, C., in the counties
of Orangeburgh and Lexington, 991 ; Mosqnito Creek, between the South Edisto
and Ashepoo rivers, with a view to connect the South Edisto with the Ashepoo at
or near Feuwick's Island, S.C.,997.
REPORT OF FIRST LIEUT. O. M. CARTER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.–Savannah Harbor and River, Ga., 1005; Savannah River, between
Savannah and Augusta, Ga., 1026 ; Savannah River, above Augusta, Ga., 1030;
Romley Marsh, Ga., 1033; Altamaha River, Ga., 1035; Doboy Bar, Ga., 1041 ; Bruns-
wick Harbor, Ga., 1044; Cumberland Sound, Ga. and Fla., 1050.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEYS.-Savannah River from Cross Tides above Savannah to
the bar, with a view to obtaining 28 feet of water in the channel, 1056; Jekyl
Creek, Ga., 1073.
REPORT OF CAPT. WILLIAM M. BLACK, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-St. John's River, Fla., 1079; Volusia Bar, Fla., 1088; Upper St.
John's River, Fla., 1090; Northwest entrance Key West Harbor, Fla., 1092; Ca-
loosahatchie River, Fla., 1093; Pease River, Fla., 1102; Manatee River, Fla., 1107;
Tampa Bay, Fla., 1112; Withlacoochee River, Fla., 1114; harbor at Cedar Keys,
Fla., 1116; Suwanee River, Fla., 1118; removing sunkon vessels or craft obstruct-
ing or endangering sation, 1122.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEYS.-Saint Augustine, Fla., for a deep-soa channel on the
outer bar, 1123; Punta Rassa Harbor, Fla., 1154.
REPORT OF CAPT. R. L. HOXIE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Apalachicola River, Fla., 1159; Apalachicola Bay, Fla., 1160; La
Grange Bayon, Fla., 1162; Pensacola Harbor, Fla., 1163; Choctawhatchee River,
Fla. and Ala., 1166; Escambia and Conecuh rivers, Fla. and Ala., 1169; Oconee
River, Ga., 1170; Očmulgee River, Ga., 1173; Oostenaula and Coosawatteo rivers,
Ga., 1175; Flint River, Ga., 1175; Coosa River, Ga. and Ala., 1178; Chattahoochee
River, Ga. and Ala., 1181; Tallapoosa River, Ala., 1184; Cabawba River, Ala.,
1185; Alabama River, Ala., 1187; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or
endangering navigation, 1189; resurvey of outer and inner bars at Pensacola,
REPORT OF MAJ. A. N. DAMRELL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Mobile Harbor, Ala., 1193; Black Warrior River, from Tuscaloosa
to Daniel's Creek, Ala., 1198; Warrior River, Ala., 1200; Tombigbeo River, from
Fulton to Vienna, 1204 ; Tombigbee River, below Vienna, 1206; Noxubee River,
Miss., 1208; Pascagoula River, Miss., 1210; Harbor at Biloxi Bay, Miss., 1214 ; Pearl
River, Miss., between Edinburgh and Carthage, 1216 ; Pearl River, Miss., from
Jackson to Carthage, 1218; Pearl River, Miss., below Jackson, 1221.
EXAMINATION AND SURVEY.—Tombigbee River, to ascertain what improvement is
necessary to make said river continuously navigable from Vienna, Ala., to Walker's
Bridge, Miss., 1226; survey of the Warrior River below Tascaloosa; the Tombig.
bee River from its mouth up to Vienna, and from Vienna up to Walker Bridge, 1227.
REPORT OF CAPT. W. L. FISK, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
INSPECTION.-Improvement at the South Pass of the Mississippi River, 1229.
REPORT OF CAPT. W. L. FISK, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.Tchefuncte Riverand Bogne Falia, La., 1243 ; Tangipaboa River, La.,
1245; Tickfaw River, La., 1:246; Ainite River, La., 1247; Bayou La Fourche, La.,
1248; Bayou Terrebonne, La., 1:250; Bayou Black, Lá., 1231 ; Bayon Teche, La., 1253;
connecting Bayon Teche with Grand Lake at Charenton, La., 1253 ; Bayon Courta-
bleau, La., 1254 ; Calcasieu River and Pass, La., 1256 ; Bayou Pierre, Miss., 1258; Sa-
bine River, La. and Tex., 1259 ; Neches River, Tex., 1260 ; Sabine Pass, Tex., 1261.
REPORT OF MAJ. 0. H. ERNST, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.- Entrance to Galveston Harbor, Tex., 1265; ship-channel in Galves-
ton Bay, Tex., 1279; Trinity River, Tex., 1285; Buffalo Bayou, Tex., 1286; mouth of
Brazos River, Tex., 1291 ; Pass Cavallo Inlet to Matagorda Bay, Tex., 1301; Aransas
Pass and Bay, up to Rockport and Corpus Christi, Tex., 1307; harbor at Brazos
Santiago, Tex., 1320.
REPORT OF CAPT. JOSEPH H. WILLARD, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Red River, La. and Ark., 1331; Cypress Bayon, Tex, and La., 13433;
Ouachita and Black Rivers, Ark, and La., 1346; Bayou D'Arbonne, La., ' 1349;
Bayou Bartholomew, La, and Ark., 1351; Bayou Beuf, La., 1353; Tensas River and
Bayou Macon, La., 1354; Big Black River, Miss., 1356; Yazoo River, Miss., 1359;
Tchula Lake, Miss., 1361 ; Yallabusha River, Miss., 1362; Tallahatchee River, Miss.,
1363; Steele's Bayou, Miss., 1364 ; Big Sunflower River, Miss., 1365; Big Hatchee
River, Tenn., 1367; Forked Deer River, Tenn., 1369; water-gauges on the Missis-
sippi River and its principal tributaries, 1370.
REPORT OF CAPT. H. S. TABER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Red River above Fulton, Ark., 1375; Little Red River, Ark., 1377;
removing obstructions in Arkansas River, Ark., 1378; Arkansas River, Ark., 1380;
Petit Jean River, Ark., 1400; Fourche River, Ark., 1402; White River, Ark., 1403;
Black River, Ark. and Mo., 1413; St. Francis River, Ark., 1414.
REPORT OF MAJ. A. M. MILLER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Removing snags and wrecks from the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
1419; Mississippi River between the Ohio and Illinois rivers, 1422; Gasconade River,
Mo., 1448; Osage River, Mo. and Kan., 1450.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEY.—Mississippi River, at Rush Island Bend and Ivy Land-
ing, Ill., 1452; Kaskaskia River, from New Athens to its mouth, 1453.
REPORT OF MAJ. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Upper Mississippi River, operations of spag-boats and dredge-boats,
1471; Misisssippi River from Des Moines Rapids to mouth of the Illinois River,
1479, Mississippi River from Saint Paul to Des Moines Rapids, 1480 ; Des Moines
Rapids, Mississippi River, 1518; operating and care of Des Moines Rapids Canal,
1521 ; Dry-dock at Des Moines Rapids Canal, 1527; ice-harbor at Dubuque, Iowa.,
1529; harbors of refuge on Lake Pepin, at Lake City, Minn., 1529; harburs of
refuge on Lake Pepin, at Stockholm, Wis., 1532.
REPORT OF MAJ. CHARLES J. ALLEN, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.—Preservation of the Falls of St. Anthony, Minn., 1536; Construction
of lock and dam on the Mississippi River at Meeker's Island, Minn., 1536; Missis.
sippi River above the Falls of St. Anthony, Minn., 1537 ; reservoirs at headwaters
of the Mississippi River, 1539; Chippewa River, including Yellow Banks, Wis., 1542;
St. Croix River, Wis. and Minn., 1547; Minnesota River, Minn., 1551; Red River oftle
North, Minn. and Dak., 1552; construction of lock and damat Goose Rapids, Red
River of the North, Mion, and Dak., 1555; survey for reservoirs at the sources of
the Mississippi, St. Croix, Chippewa, and Wisconsin rivers, 1555; Missouri River from
Sioux City, Iowa, to Fort Benton, Mont., 1556; Yellowstone River, Mont. and Dak.,
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEYS. --Mississippi River between Saint Paul and St. An-
thony's Falls, Minn., 1560; Minnesota River, with a view to its improvement by
locks and dams, 1571; Red River of the North, Minn., from Moorhead to Fergus
APPENDIX A A.
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. J. W. BARLOW, CORPS, OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.—Tennessee River, 1591; French Broad River, Tenn., 1602; Little
Tennessee River, Tenn., 1604; Hiawassee River, Tenn., 1605; Clinch River, Tenn.,
1606; Duck River, Tenn., 1610; Cumberland River, Tenn. and Ky., 1611 ; South
Fork of Cumberland River, Ky., 1633; Caney Fork River, Tenn., 1634.
EXAMINATION AND SURVEY.-Obeil's (Obey's) River from the point where improve-
ments have heretoforo been made to the mouth of the West Fork, Tenn., 1636;
Bear Creek, Miss. and Ala. (Big Bear Creek, Miss. and Ala.], 1639.
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. WILLIAM E. MERRILL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.—Ohio River, 1644; operating and care of Davis Island Dam, Ohic
River, 1670; Monongahela River, W. Va. and Pa., 1676; operating and care of
lock and dam No. 9, Monongahela River, 16%8; Allegheny River, Pa., 1680; lock
and dam at Herr's Island, Allegheny River, 1682 ; ice-barbor at mouth of Mus-
kingum River, Ohio, 1683; operating and care of the locks and dams on the Mus-
kingum River, Ohio, 1684.
EXAMINATIONS AND SURVEY8.-Ohio River, near the city of Evansville, Ind., to de-
termine what, if anything, will be necessary to prevent a change of the channel
of the river in front of that city, 1715; Big Hockhocking River, Ohio, from its
mouth to Coolville, 1719.
APPENDIX O O.
REPORT OF MAJ. AMOS STICKNEY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Falls of the Ohio and onlargement of Louisville and Portland
Canal, Louisville, Ky., 1723; Indiana Chuto, Falls of the Ohio River, 1727; operat-
ing and care of the Louisville and Portland Canal, 1728; Wabash River, Ind. and
Ill., 1738; White River, Ind., 1745; Tradewater River, Ky., 1747.
REPORT OF COL. WILLIAM P. CRAIGHILL, CORP OF ENGINEERS.
IMPROVEMENTS.-Great Kanawha River, W. Va., 1749; operating and care of locks
and dams on the Great Kanawha River, W. Va., 1756; harbor of refuge at mouth
of Great Kanawha River, W. Va., 1759; Elk River, W. Va., 1760; New River, V&.
and W. Va., 1760.
EXAMINATIONS.—Gauley River and Meadow River, W. Va., 1761.