- 116 pages
- Report on the Improvement of the Kanawha
- Charles Ellet Jr
- 02 May 2017 Charles Ellet Jr
Excerpt From Report On The Improvement Of The Kanawha And Incidentally Of The Ohio River, By Means Of Artificial LakesI Submit Herewith My Report On The Improvement Of The Navigation Of The Kanawha River, By Means Of Reservoirs, And Respectfully Recommend That Plan For Adoption By Your Company, For Reasons Which Are Herein Fully Set Forth.I Have Not Deemed It Advisable, If Proper, In Dis Cussing This Question, To Criticize The Views Of Any Of My Predecessors, To Whom The Problem Of Improving This River Has Been, From Time To Time, Committed For Solu Tion I Have Therefore Passed By, In Succession, The Various Recommendations Of Mr Baldwin, In 181 7 Of Messrs Moore And Briggs, In 1819 Of Judge Wright, In 1838 My Own Views Of That Same Year Those Of My Skilful And Valued Friend, Mr Fisk, Of 1854 And Those, Also, Of Your Present Chief Engineer, Mr Lorraine, Without Comment You Have The Well Considered Plans Of All These Experienced Parties Now Before You With The Results Of Their Study Of This Subject, You Will Com Pare The Conclusions Which I Here Submit And I Trust That Your Decision Will Be Right.Be Pleased To Attribute Any Irregularities Or Needless Repetitions In This Report To The Circumstances Under Which It Was Prepared The First Part Passing Through The Press Before The Last Was Written.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.