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RIVERS AND HARBORS
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
H. R. 11781
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR,
MAY 2 TO MAY 19, 1930
Printed for the use of the Committee on Commerce
COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE
HIRAM W. JOHNSON, California, Chairman WESLEY L. JONES, Washington,
DUNCAN U. FLETCHER, Florida. CHARLES L. McNARY, Oregon,
JOSEPH E. RANSDELL, Louisiana. PORTER H. DALE, Vermont.
MORRIS SHEPPARD, Texas. ARTHUR R. GOULD, Maine.
F. M. SIMMONS, North Carolina. GERALD P. NYE, North Dakota.
HUBERT D. STEPHENS, Mississippi. ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG, Michigan. WILLIAM J. HARRIS, Georgia. CHARLES S. DENEEN, Illinois.
ROYAL S. COPELAND, New York, ROSCOE C. PATTERSON, Missouri.
HARRY B. HAWES, Missouri. ROBERT B. HOWELL, Nebraska.
WILLIAM E. BROCK, Tennessee. HENRY J. ALLEN, Kansas.
M. A, CONNOR, Clerk
Bingham, Hon. Hiram, Senator from the State of Connecticut.. 258
rado navigation district of Cameron and Willacy Counties, Tex.,
Deneen, Hon. Charles S., Senator from the State of Illinois.
Gillett, Hon. Frederick H., Senator from the State of Massachusetts.. 246
representing flood-control board of Florida, Jacksonville, Fla_ 183
Kunze, Hon. Wm. F., mayor city of Minneapolis, Minn..
River Improvement Commission of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. 110
Oughterson, T. T., attorney for board of commissioners, St. Lucie
inlet district and po. authority, Florida
Reeves, Rear Admiral Joseph Mason, United States Navy, member
Walcott, Hon. Frederick C., Senator from the State of Connecticut..
Wiprud, A. C., counsel Upper Mississippi Barge Line Co.-
RIVERS AND HARBORS
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1930
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 o'clock a. m. in the committee room, Capitol, Senator Hiram W. Johnson presiding.
Present: Senators Johnson (chairman), Jones, McNary Nye, Vandenberg, Deneen, Allen, Ransdell, Sheppard, Simmons, Harris, and Copeland.
The CHAIRMAN. We have met this morning for the purpose of considering the rivers and harbors bill, H. R. 11781, that is now before us, and it was the determination of the committee at a previous gathering that we would first consider the controverted items relating to the Great Lakes waterways. In pursuance to the request of the committee, Generals Brown and Deakyne were asked to be here, and they very kindly come.
(The committee thereupon proceeded to the consideration of H. R. 11781, which is here printed in full, as follows:)
(H. R. 11781, Seventy-first Congress, second session) AN ACT Authorizing the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and
harbors, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following works of improvement are hereby adopted and authorized, to be prosecuted under the direction of the Secretary of War and supervision of the Chief of Engineers, in accordance with the plans recommended in the reports hereinafter designated.
Fall River Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 158, Seventy-first Congress, second session.
Lynn Harbor, Massachusetts: The Chief of Engineers is hereby authorized to dredge a channel twenty-two feet deep and three hundred feet wide from deep water west of Bass Point, Nahant, to a turning basin five hnudred and fifty feet wide at the head of the harbor, and to straighten the curve in the approach to the turning basis: Provided, That before prosecuting this work, local interests shall give assurances satisfactory to the Chief of Engineers and the Secretary of War that they will dredge and maintain a suitable channel of twenty-two-foot depth, extending a distance of four thousand eight hundred feet westerly from the inner end of the Federal improvement. The amount hereby authorized to be expended upon the said project shall not exceed the sum of $615,500.
Salem Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 112, Seventieth Congress, first session, and subject to the conditions set forth in said document.
Dorchester Bay and Neponset River, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 147, Seventieth Congress, first session, and subject to the conditions set forth in said document.
Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report submitted in House Document Numbered 182, Seventieth Congress, first session.
New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, in accordance with the report of the Chief of Engineers as submitted in House Document Numbered 348, Seventy-first