The American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal uestion MOBI ↠

The American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal uestion MOBI ↠

The American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal uestion [BOOKS] ✮ The American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal uestion By Daniel Ammen – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk THE AMERICAN UESTION BY Rear Admiral DANIEL AMMEN U S NAVY 1879 INTRODUCTORY CONTENTS THE SUFFICIENCY OF OUR INFORMATION IN RELATION TO THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ISTHMUSES THE FEASIBILITY OF AN I THE AMERICAN UESTION BY Rear Admiral Inter Oceanic PDF ✓ DANIEL AMMEN U S NAVY INTRODUCTORY CONTENTS THE SUFFICIENCY OF OUR INFORMATION IN RELATION TO THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE AMERICAN ISTHMUSES THE FEASIBILITY OF AN INTER OCEANIC SHIP CANAL VIA LAKE NICARAGUA AS A COMMERCIAL UESTION THE PRESENT ASPECTS OF THE INTER OCEANIC SHIP CANAL UESTION APPENDIX PROCEEDINGS IN THE GENERAL SESSION OF THE CONGRESS IN PARIS MAY AND IN THE TECHNICAL COMMISSION MAY REPORTS OF REAR ADMIRAL DANIEL AMMEN U The American PDF or S NAVY TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE REPORT OF CIVIL ENGINEER A G MENOCAL U S N TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE INTRODUCTORY Circumstances which occurred nearly a uarter of a century ago briefly mentioned in the following paper read before the American Geographical Society ofNew York fixed my attention on the uestion of the possibility of the construction of an inter oceanic ship canal across this continent Owing to the approaching struggle into which we American Inter Oceanic PDF Æ soon passed and the perturbation which preceded and followed it no possibility of making further explorations occurred for years In the early part of the winter of I was in Washington in command of a vessel of war At my reuest Eear Admiral Chas H Davis Superintendent of the Naval Observatory prepared a map on a large scale of the American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal PDF/EPUB ² narrow part of this continent for General Grant with whom I had the pleasure of discussing what was then known and American Inter Oceanic Ship Canal PDF/EPUB ² what was still in doubt respecting the topography of that region This led to one or visits to Mr Seward then Secretary of State whose reception of the subject of making further explorations at that time made General Grant averse to seeinghim further in relation to this matter Mr Conness then Senator from California offered a Resolution calling for information from the Superintendent of the Naval Observatory which was given during that year He continued his interest in this subject and finally obtained an appropriation for making inter oceanic surveys in the winter of In themean time General Grant had been elected President and did not fail to do all in his power through his subordinates in forwarding surveys which when terminated left no part of the topography of the Isthmus in doubt so far at least as their possibility for the construction of a ship canal was concerned Under a Resolution of Congress as President he appointed a Com mission on March th consisting of the Chief of Bureau of Engineers U S A the Superintendent of the Coast Survey and the Chief of Bureau of Navigation U S N to examine into make suggestions and report upon the subject This Commission foimd further information indispensable it in formed the President that a close instrumental examination of the Isthmus of Panama in the immediate region of the Panama railroad was necessary to a full consideration of the subject The President directed an immediate execution of this work which was completed with the least possible delay The Commission then decided and reported to the President on the th of February in the follow ing terms That the route known as the Nicaragua route possesses both for the construction and maintenance of a canal greater advantages and offers fewer difficulties from engineering commercial and eco nomic points of view than any one of the other routes shown tobe practicable by surveys sufficiently in detail to enable a judgment to be formed of their relative merits as will be briefly presented in the appended memorandum.

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