Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive Documents: 14th Congress, 1st Session-48th Congress, 2nd Session and Special Session, Volum 5


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Side 510 - That the successful reconnaissance of the western coast of the United States, from Monterey to Columbia river, and the preliminary survey of the entrance to the Columbia — accomplished under the most peculiar and extraordinary difficulties — while they are proofs of his unconquerable energy, determination and skill, have forever identified the name of Wm. P. McArthur with the progress of the republic in the West. 3. Resolved, That we most sincerely sympathize with the bereaved and afflicted family...
Side 143 - Extracts from the report of Professor Agassiz to the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, on the examination of the Florida reefs, keys, and coast.
Side 38 - An act to found a military asylum for the relief and support of invalid and disabled soldiers of the Army of the United States...
Side 447 - That hereafter in all new light-houses, and in all light-houses requiring new lighting apparatus, and in all light-houses as yet unsupplied with illuminating apparatus, the lens or Fresnel system shall be adopted, if, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, the public interest will be subserved thereby.
Side 555 - Pot rock once removed, Hell Gate would be less dangerous by one-half, and the eddies, which are now the cause of half the difficulties, would in a measure disappear.
Side 447 - Stales, and make a general detailed report and programme to guide legislation in extending and improving our present system of construction, illumination, inspection, and superintendence: but no additional compensation shall be allowed any person serving on said board.
Side 495 - Survey. AD BACHE, LL. D., Superintendent Coast Survey. APPENDIX No. 33. Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey to the Secretary of the Treasury, in regard to the expediency of placing buoys in Mosquito inlet, Florida, and transmitting the report of Lieutenant Commanding John Rodgcrs, United States navy, cusistani in the coast survey.
Side 131 - Placing the maximum of the semi-diurnal curve at 0 hours, in the hypothesis that the high water of the diurnal curve is nine hours in advance of that of the semi-diurnal curve, the two curves cross the line of mean water at three hours, the diurnal curve rising and the semi-diurnal falling ; at six hours, the semidiurnal curve has reached its maximum, and rises again at nine hours to its intersection with the mean...
Side 148 - Here and there a few heads or large patches, or even extensive flats of corals, reach the level of low-water mark, and may occasionally be seen above the surface of the waters, when the sea is more agitated than by the simple action of the tides. In other places coral sands or loose fragments of corals, larger or smaller boulders, detached from lower parts of the living reef, are thrown upon its dying summits, and thus form the first accumulation of solid materials, rising permanently above low-water...
Side 446 - Treasury shall designate shall report, in any of the cases herein provided for, that preliminary surveys are necessary to determine the site of a proposed light-house or light-boat, beacon or buoy, or to ascertain more fully what the public exigency demands, the Secretary of the Treasury shall...

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