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

2d Session.

; . ( 2, II.

ANNUAL REPORT

oE TILE

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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ATLANTIC COAST AND GULF OF MEXICO.

IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. JARED A. SMITH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Lubec Channel, Me., Moose-a-bec Bar, Me., 11 ; Narraguagus River, Me., 12; break-
water from Mount Desert to Porcupine Ísland, Mo.,

Bagaduce River, Mo., Bangor
Harbor and Penobscot River, Mo., 13; Belfast Harbor, Mo., Camden Harbor, Me.,
14; Rockport Harbor, Mo., Rockland' Harbor, Mo., 15; Kennebec 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, Mo., 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 IIarbor, Mass., 25; Manchester Harbor, Mass., Lynn Harbor, Mass., 26;
Winthrop Harbor, Mass., Boston Harbor, Mass., 27; Malden River, Mass., Hing-
ham Harbor, Mass., 29; Scituate Harbor, Mass., 30; Plymouth Harbor, Mass.,
Wellfleet Harbor, Mass., 31 ; Provincetown Harbor, Mass., examinations and sur-
veya, 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 refugo 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 Conn., 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 Rochelie 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; Cheeseqnakes
Creek, N. J., Keyport Harbor, N. J., 73; Mattawan Creek, N. J., Shrewsbury River,

N.J., 74; Manasquan River, N. J., 75.

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, Deh, 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 Lewes, 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.

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 (Leonardtown)

Md., Nomini Creek, Va., 109; harbor at entrance of St. Jerome's Creek, Md., Pa-
tuxent River, Mu. 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. C., 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 OP 'ENGINEERS-
Pamlico and Tar rivers, N. C., Contentnia Creek, N.C., 117; Trent River, N.C., 118;

Nense 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 ; Watereo
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., 1:36; Salkiehatchie River, S. C., 137; removing sunken vessels or craft ob-
structing or endangering navigation, 138; examinations and surveys, 138.

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