Report of Messrs. Maillefert and Raaslof, Civil Engineers, upon the Examination and Survey of the River St. Lawrence, from Prescott to the head of the Lachine Canal, and certain experimental blasting operations made during the summer of 1854.
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Maps Accompanying this Report
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honorable the Executive Council, dated 18th October, 1854, approved by His Excellency the Governor General, in Council, on the same day.
Instructions for J. B. Jarvis, Esquire, Civil Engineer, on the subject of a Canal between the River St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain.
STATEMENT shewing the Cost of a Survey for a Canal to connect the River St. Lawrence with Lake Champlain.
Report of Edward H. Tracy, Esquire, Civil Engineer.
Report of John B. Jarvis, Esquire, Civil Engineer.
Report of Messrs. Maillefert and Raaslof, Civil Engineers, upon the Examination and Survey of the River St. Lawrence, from Prescott to the head of the Lachine Canal, and certain experimental blasting operations made during the summer of 1854.
[Introduction]
1. Surveying Operations.
2. The Width and Depth of the Channel.
3. The Low Summer Water
4. The Experimental Blasting Operations.
5. The Estimates of Cost.
RECAPITULATION
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 9 Sep. 1853]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Commissioners of Public Works, 26 Oct. 1853]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 20 May 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 5 May 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Killaly, 5 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 6 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 14 Jun 1854]
[Raasloff to Killaly, 14 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Commissioners of Public Works, 4 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Commissioners of Public Works, 27 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 29 Jun 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 4 Aug 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 25 Aug 1854]
[List of Instruments from Public Works, 29 Aug 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 29 Aug 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 25 Aug 1854]
[Wulff, Elliott, Bell, Blenham to Begly, 25 Aug 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 2 Sep 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 66 Sep 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 6 Nov 1854]
[Maillefert & Raasloff to Begly, 30 Nov 1854]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 30 Jun 1853]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 5 Sep 1853]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 29 Sep 1853]
[Killaly to Raasloff, 20 Jun 1854]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 15 Sep 1854]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 20 Nov 1854]
[Begly to Maillefert & Raasloff, 5 Dec 1854]
Tender for Improving the Rapids of the St. Lawrence.
No. 1. Estimate of the Cost of Surveying "Coteau," "Cascades," and "Lachine Rapids," &c.
[Articles of Agreement, Maillefert & Raasloff and Crown, 18 Oct 1853]
[Articles of Agreement, Maillefert & Raasloff and Crown, 9 Dec 1854]
SCHEDULE A. List of Boats and other material purchased by the undersigned Maillefert & Raaslof, for use in their Exploration of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence.
[Articles of Agreement, Maillefert & Raasloff and Crown, 9 Sep 1854]
SCHEDULE A. List of Boats and other materials purchased by the undersigned, for use in their Exploration of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence.
Table A.

SCHEDULE A.
List of Boats and other materials purchased by the undersigned, for use in their Exploration of the Rapids of the River St. Lawrence.

One iron barge, 55 feet long, 18 feet beam, 5 feet of hold in the clear, bottom and bilge of 4 inch, sides of 3 inch boiler plate, fastened to angle irons, with 3 bulk heads of ', inch iron plate, decked all over with 2 companion-ways, 2 hatchways, 2 cabins, 1 kitchen, 6 elects, rudder with wheel and chain, the cabins fitted up respectively for 6 and 14 berths, built at Montreal.

One Francis' patent metallic life-boat of galvanized iron, 25 feet long, with 4 water-tight compartments, cork fenders, 1 mast, 1 sail, 6 oars, 1 rudder with tiller, built at New York.

One Francis' patent metallic life-boat, 22 feet long, with 2 watertight compartments, 4 oars, 1 rudder and tiller, built at New York.

One Francis' patent metallic life-boat, 11 feet long, 2 watertight compartments, 3 oars, built at New York.

One wooden scow, 36 feet long, 10 feet beam, 4 feet depth of hold, bottom of oak 2 inch thick, sides of tamarac 2 inch thick, decked 8 feet fore and 7 feet aft, 1 rudder with tiller and salmontail, 1 mast, 1 sail, 1 towpost (oak,) 4 oars, built at Montreal.

One patent capstan, (fixed on board of the iron barge.)

One smaller do. do. (do. do. 25 feet, life-boat.)

One double surveying wheel, (do. do. do.)

Four patent levers, with racked wheels.

Thirty-two feet of cast iron racks.

Twenty square feet of 4 inch boiler plate.

One cooking stove, (on board the iron barge.)

Six heavy patent blocks. Six patent felt mattresses.

Six do. do. pillows.

Six do. do. life-preservers.

Six pairs of sheets, cotton.

Six pillow cases, linen.

Fifteen pairs of blankets.

Twelve covers to mattresses.

Twelve cork jackets, life-preservers.

Divers marine stores, namely: 3 boat lamps, 1 signal haulyard, 50 yards cotton rope, 1 tin can, &,c.

Divers hardware, namely: 4 large and 2 small axes, 6 taper, saw files, 1 draw knife, 1 chisel, 5 augers, 1 handsaw, 1 hammer, 1 cross-cut saw, 24 spoons, 12 knives, 12 forks, 12 egg-spoons, 24 tea-spoons, 2 covers, &c.

The disbursements for the above materials amount to the sum of 1186 12s. 3d., (freight and import duty included,) as shown by the respective vouchers, to which reference may be had for the details, as far as the same have not been given above.

The foregoing is the schedule and statement referred to in the foregoing bill of sale between Messrs. Maillefert & Raasloff and the Commissioners of Public Works.

Montreal, 9th September, 1854.
(Signed,) MAILLEFERT & RAASLOFF.
J. CHABOT,
Chief Commissioner of Public Works. ,
THOMAS A. BEGLY,
Secretary Public Works.
(Witnesses.)
(Signed,) JOHN MONK,
JOHN RADIGER,
JAMES W. HARPER,
J. Guy.

 


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