Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army, Part 6
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1897
Includes the Report of the Mississippi River Commission, 1881-19 .
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amount annual appropriation approved authorized bank Base Bend boat braces bridge Brush dam building built Capt carried channel City Commission Company completed conduit construction Corps of Engineers cost Creek dike direction division dollars Engineers estimate extending Falls feet fiscal foot gauges gravel grounds head hundred improvement inches Island John July June 30 Labor land length lights linear feet lock Louis lower March marked material mean miles Missouri Missouri River trade mouth navigation necessary observations operations Osage parks piles placed plans plant pounds proposed reach reference removed repaired reservations reservoir River road rock Secretary showing side Side-wheel Snag square station stone street structure surface survey taken thousand tion tons United upper vessel Washington wire wreck Yuba
Page 4153 - ... any refuse matter of any kind or description whatever other than that flowing from streets and sewers and passing therefrom in a liquid state, into any navigable water of the United States...
Page 4152 - States, outside established harbor lines, or where no harbor lines have been established, except on plans recommended by the Chief of Engineers and authorized by the Secretary of War ; and it shall not be lawful to excavate or fill, or in any manner to alter or modify the course, location, condition, or capacity of, any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, lake, harbor of refuge, or inclosure within the limits of any breakwater, or of the channel of any navigable water of the United States...
Page 4221 - ... shall be deemed to be an overtaking vessel; and no subsequent alteration of the bearing between the two vessels shall make the overtaking vessel a crossing vessel within the meaning of these rules, or relieve her of the duty of keeping clear of the overtaken vessel...
Page 4222 - Nothing in these rules shall exonerate any vessel, or the owner or master or crew thereof, from the consequences of any neglect to carry lights or signals, or of any neglect to keep a proper lookout, or of the neglect of any precaution which may be required by the ordinary practice of seamen, or by the special circumstances of the case.
Page 4153 - ... material of any kind in any place on the bank of any navigable water, or on the bank of any tributary of any navigable water, where the same shall be liable to be washed into such navigable water, either by ordinary or high tides, or by storms or floods, or otherwise, whereby navigation shall or may be impeded or obstructed...
Page 4219 - ... (c.) When both are running free, with the wind on different sides, the vessel which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 4222 - When a vessel is in distress and requires assistance from other vessels or from the shore, the following shall be the signals to be used or displayed by her, either together or separately, namely: In the daytime: A continuous sounding with any fog-signal apparatus, or firing a gun.
Page 4216 - ... and shall, on the approach of or to other vessels, be exhibited on their respective sides in sufficient time to prevent collision, in such manner as to make them most visible, and so that the green...
Page 4216 - On the near approach of or to other vessels they shall have their side lights lighted, ready for use, and shall flash or show them at short intervals to indicate the direction in which they are heading; but the green light shall not be shown on the port side nor the red light on the starboard side. A pilot vessel of such a class as to be obliged to go alongside of a...
Page 4222 - In obeying and construing these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision, and to any special circumstances which may render a departure from the above rules necessary in order to avoid immediate danger.