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pt. 2, vol. II.
CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,
UNITED STATES ARMY,
SECRETARY OF WAR,
THE YEAR 1889
IN FOUR PARTS.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
Officers constituting Board, 8; subjects considered and reported upon, 8; additional
duties of individual members, 10; sea-coast fortifications, 11.
IRON PILE BRIDGE OVER MILL CREEK, AT FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. PETER C. HAINS, CORPS OF ENGINEERS.
POST OF WILLETS POINT, NEW YORK.—ENGINEER SCHOOL OF APPLICA-
OFFICER IN COMMAND, LIEUT. COL. W. R. KING, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Post of Willets Point, 12; School of Application, Battalion of Engineers, 13; Engineer
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. JARED A. SMITH, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Lubec Channel, Me., 15; Moose-a-bec Bar, Me., Narragaugus River, Me., 20; Break-
water from Mount Desert to Porcupine Island, Me., Bagaduce River, Me., 21; Penob-
scot River, Me., 22; Belfast Harbor, Me., Camden Harbor, Me., 23; Rockport Harbor,
Me., Rockland Harbor, Me., 24; Kennebec River, Me., Portland Harbor, Me., 25; Chan-
nel in Back Cove, Portland, Me., 26; Breakwater at mouth of Saco River, Me., Saco River,
Me., 27; Kennebunk River, Me., York Harbor, Me., 28; Portsmouth Harbor, N. H.,
Bellamy River, N. H., 29; Cocheco River, N. H., Harbor of Refuge at Little Harbor,
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. S. M. MANSFIELD, Corps of Engineers-
Newburyport Harbor, Mass., 32; Merrimac River, Mass.; Powow River., Mass, 33.; Ipswich
River, Mass.; Harbor of Refuge, Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Mass., 34; Gloucester Har-
bor, Mass., 35; Manchester Harbor, Mass., 36; Lynn Harbor, Mass., Winthrop Harbor,
Mass., 37; Boston Harbor, Mass., 38; Hingham Harbor, Mass., 39; Scituate Harbor,
Mass., 40; Plymouth Harbor, Mass., 41; Wellfleet Harbor, Mass.; Provincetown Har-
bor, Mass., 42; removal of sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering naviga-
IN CHARGE OF MAJ. W. R. LIVERMORE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Harbor of Refuge at Hyannis, Mass., 44; Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket, Mass.,.Vine-
yard Haven Harbor, Mass., 45; Wareham Harbor, Mass., 46; New Bedford Harbor,
Mass.; Taunton River, Mass., 47; Warren River, R. I., 48; Pawtucket River, R.
I.; Providence River and Narragansett Bay, R. I., 49; Removal of Green Jacket
Shoal, Providence Harbor, R. I., 50; Newport Harbor, R. I., 51; Harbor of Refuge at
Block Island, R. I., 52; Pawcatuck River, R. I. and Conn., 53; Harbor of Refuge at
Stonington, Conn., 54; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering
navigation, 55; examinations and surveys, 55.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. D. C. HOUSTON, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Thames River, Conn., 56; New London Harbor, Conn., Connecticut River, Mass. and
Conn., 57; Clinton Harbor, Conn., New Haven Harbor, Conn., 59; Breakwater at
New Haven, Conn., 60; Milford Harbor, Conn., 61; Housatonic River, Conn., 62;
Bridgeport Harbor, Conn., Black Rock Harbor, Conn., 63; Norwalk Harbor, Conn.,
64; Five Mile River Harbor, Conn., Stamford River Harbor, Conn., 65; Port Chester
Harbor, N. Y., Echo Harbor, New Rochelle, N. Y., 66; New Rochelle Harbor, N. Y.,
East Chester Creek, N. Y., 67; Greenport Harbor, N. Y., 68; Glen Cove Harbor, N. Y.,
Flushing Bay, N. Y., 69; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering
navigation, 70; examinations and surveys, 70.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. G. L. GILLESPIE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Hudson River, N. Y., 71; harbor of Saugerties, N. Y., 72; harbor of Rondout, N. Y., 73;
Harlem River, N. Y., 74; removing obstructions in the East River and at Hell Gate,
N. Y., 75; Newtown Creek, N. Y., 76; Buttermilk Channel, N. Y., Gowanus Bay, N.
Y., 78; New York Harbor, 80; Raritan Bay, N. J., 81; removing sunken vessels or
crafts obstructing or endangering navigation, 82; examinations and surveys, 83.
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. THOS. L. CASEY, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Sheepshead Bay, N. Y., 83; Canarsie Bay, N. Y., 84; Sumpawanus Inlet, N. Y., 85; Ar-
thur Kill, N. Y. and N. J., channel between Staten Island and New Jersey, 86; Pas-
saic River, N. J., 87; Elizabeth River, N. J., Rahway River, N. J., 89; Raritan River,
N. J., 90; South River, N. J., 91; Shrewsbury River, N. J., 92; Keyport Harbor, N.
J., 93; examinations and surveys, 93.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. HENRY M. ROBERT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Delaware River, Pa. and N. J., 94; Philadelphia Harbor, Pa., 96; Schuylkill River, Pa.,
97; ice-harbor at Marcus Hook, Pa., ice-harbor at the head of Delaware Bay, Del., 98;
construction of iron pier in Delaware Bay near Lewes, Del., 99; harbor at Delaware
Breakwater, Del., 100; Mantua Creek, N. J., removal of wrecks from Delaware Bay
and River, removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation,
United States Commission advisory to the board of harbor commissioners of Phila-
delphia, Pa., 101; examinations and surveys, 102.
IN CHARGE OF WILLIAM F. SMITH, UNITED STATES AGENT, MAJOR OF ENGINEERS,
Maurice River, N. J., 102; Wilmington Harbor, Del., ice-harbor at New Castle, Del.,
103; Duck Creek, Del., St. Jones River, Del., 104; Mispillion Creek, Del., Broadkiln
River, Del., 105; inland water-way from Chincoteague Bay, Va., to Delaware Bay at
or near Lewes, Del., 106; Broad Creek, Del., 107; Susquehanna River above and be-
low Havre de Grace, Md., 108; Fairlee Creek, Md., Corsica Creek, Md., 109; Chop-
tank River, Md., harbor at Cambridge, Md., 110; Pocomoke River, Md., removing
sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 111; examinations and
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. THOS. Turtle, Corps of ENGINEERS—
Patapsco River and channel to Baltimore, Md.; James River, Va., 113; removing sunken
vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 115.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. G. J. FIEBEGER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Harbor at Norfolk and its approaches, Va., 115; Approach to Norfolk Harbor and the
United States (Norfolk) navy-yard between Lambert's Point and Fort Norfolk, Va.,
116; Nansemond River, Va., including the mouths of Bennett and Chuckatuck creeks,
117; Appomattox River, Va., 118; Currituck Sound, Coanjok Bay, and North River
Bar, N. C., 119; removing sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navi-
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. COL. PETER C. HAINS, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Potomac River at Washington, D. C., 121; reconstruction of the Aqueduct Bridge at
Georgetown, D. C.; construction of bridge across Eastern Branch of the Potomac
River, D. C., 123; examinations, 124.
IN CHARGE OF Mr. S. T. ABERT, UNITED STATES AGENT-
Patuxent River, Md., 124; channel at Mount Vernon, Va., 125; Breton Bay, Leonard-
town, Md.; Nomini Creek, Va., 126; harbor at entrance of St. Jerome's Creek, Md.,
127; Rappahannock River, Va. (including Urbana Creek), 128; Totusky River, Va.;
Mattaponi River, Va., 129; Pamunky River, Va., 130; York River, Va., 131; Chicka-
hominy River, Va., Staunton River, Va., (from Pig River to Randolph), 132; Dan
River between Madison, N. C., and Danville, Va., 133; removing sunken vessels or
craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 134; examinations and surveys, 134.
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. W. H. BIXBY, CORPs of ENGINEERS—
Roanoke River, N. C. and Va., 135; Pamlico and Tar Rivers, N. C., 136; Contentnia
Creek, N. C., Trent River, N. C., 137; Neuse River, N. C., 138; inland water-way be-
tween New Berne and Beaufort, N. C., 139; harbor at Beaufort, N. C., 140; inland
water-way between Beaufort Harbor and New River, N. C., through Bogue Sound,
141; New River, N. C., 142; Black River, N. C.; Cape Fear River above Wilmington,
N. C., 143; Cape Fear River at and below Wilmington, N. C., 144; Yadkin River, N.
C., 145; harbor at Georgetown, S. C., 146; Winyaw Bay, S. C., removing sunken
vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 147; examinations and sur-
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. FREDERIC V. ABBOT, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Charleston Harbor, S. C., 149; Lumber River, N. C., Mingo Creek, S. C., 150; Clark
Creek, S. C., Ashley River, S. C., 151; Edisto River, S. C., Salkiehatchie River, S. C.,
152; Little Pee Dee River, S. C., Great Pee Dee River, S. C., 153; Santee River, S. C.,
154; Wateree River, S. C., 155; Congaree River, S. C., Wappoo Cut, S. C., 156; Wac-
camaw River, N. C. and S. C., 157; examinations and surveys, 157.
IN CHARGE OF LIEUT. O. M. CARTER, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
Savannah Harbor and River, Ga., 158; Savannah River, Ga., 159; Savannah River above
Augusta, Ga., Romley Marsh, Ga., 160; Altamaha River, Ga., Oconee River, Ga.,
161; Ocmulgee River, Ga., Brunswick Harbor, Ga., 162; Jekyl Creek, Ga., Cumber-
land Sound, Ga. and Fla., 163; examination and survey, 164.
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. WILLIAM M. BLACK, CORPS OF ENGINEERS—
St. John's River, Fla., 165; Volusia Bar, Fla., 166; harbor at St. Augustine, Fla., 167;
northwest entrance, Key West Harbor, Fla., 168; Caloosahatchee River, Fla., Peace
River, Fla., 169; Manatee River, Fla., 170; Tampa Bay, Fla., 171; Withlacoochee
River, Fla., harbor at Cedar Keys, Fla., 172; Suwanee River, Fla., 173; removing
sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 174; examinations and
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. PHILIP M. PRICE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Apalachicola River, Fla., Apalachicola Bay, Fla., 175; La Grange Bayou, Fla., 176; Pen-
sacola Harbor, Fla., 177; Choctawhatchee River, Fla. and Ala., 178; Escambia and Cone-
cuh rivers, Fla. and Ala., 179; Flint River, Ga., Coosa River, Ga. and Ala., 180; Chat-
tahoochee River, Ga. and Ala., 181; Tallapoosa River, Ala., 182; Cahaba River, Ala.,
Alabama River, Ala., 183; removal of sunken vessels or craft obstructing or endangering
navigation, 184; examinations and survey, 184.
IN CHARGE OF MAJ. A. N. DAMRELL, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Mobile Harbor, Ala., 186; Black Warrior River, Ala., Warrior and Tombigbee rivers,
Ala. and Miss., 187; Noxubee River, Miss., Pascagoula River, Miss., 190; Biloxi Har-
bor, Miss., Pearl River, Miss., between Edinburgh and Carthage, 191; Pearl River,
Miss., from Jackson to Carthage, Pearl River, Miss., below Jackson, 192; examina-
IN CHARGE OF CAPT. W. L. FISK, CORPS OF ENGINEERS-
Inspection of the improvement at the South Pass of the Mississippi River, Tchefuncte
River and Bogue Falia, La., 194; Tickfaw River and its tributaries, La., 195; Amite
River, La., Bayou La Fourche, La., 196; Bayou Terrebonne, La., 197; Bayou Plaquemine,
La., Bayou Courtableau, La., 198; Calcasieu River and Pass, La., 199; Sabine River,
La. and Tex., Neches River, Tex., Sabine Pass, Tex., 200; removing sunken vessels
or craft obstructing or endangering navigation, 201; examinations, 202.