Engineers for the Public Good: A History of the Buffalo District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The District, 1982 - 328 Seiten
A history of the Buffalo District Army Corps of Engineers and the work done in Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio, and Oswego, N.Y.

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Seite 9 - The waters which fall from this horrible precipice do foam and boil after the most hideous manner imaginable, making an outrageous noise, more terrible than that of thunder; for when the wind blows out of the south, their dismal roaring may be heard more than fifteen leagues off.
Seite 9 - Betwixt the Lake Ontario and Erie, there is a vast and prodigious Cadence of Water, which falls down after a surprising and astonishing manner, insomuch that the Universe does not afford its parallel.
Seite 62 - It is in a state of war, when a nation is compelled to put all its resources, in men, money, skill, and devotion to country, into requisition, that its Government realizes, in its security, the beneficial effects from a people made prosperous and happy by a wise direction of its resources in peace. " Should Congress think proper to commence a system of roads and canals for ' the more complete defence of the United States...
Seite 48 - The people have now more general objects of attachment with which their pride and political opinions are connected. They are more Americans ; they feel and act more as a nation ; and I hope that the permanency of the Union is thereby better secured.
Seite 286 - ... outdoor recreation; and administering laws relating to preservation of navigable waters, water quality and environmental quality. The planning for conservation and efficient use of the vital water and related land resources of the...
Seite 151 - England would have had an immediate advantage in case war had broken out. She had dug a canal from the foot of Lake Ontario, on a line parallel to the river, but beyond the reach of American guns from the opposite shore, to a point on the St. Lawrence below, beyond American jurisdiction, thus securing a safe channel to and from the lakes.
Seite 37 - ... every description of general officers, besides embracing whatever respects public buildings, roads, bridges, canals, and all such works of a civil nature. I consider it, therefore, of vast consequence to the United States that it should form in its own bosom and out of its own native materials men qualified to place the country in a proper posture of defense, to infuse science into our army, and give to our fortifications that degree of force, connection, and perfection which can alone counterbalance...
Seite 151 - Occupied by our vast commercial enterprises and bv violent party conflicts, our people failed to notice at the time that the safety of our entire northern frontier has been destroyed by the digging of two short canals. Near the head of the St. Lawrence, the British, to complete their supremacy on the lakes, have built a large naval depot for the construction and repair of vessels, and a very strong fort to protect the depot and the* outlets of the lake.
Seite 254 - Rochester Harbor is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Genesee River.
Seite 36 - ... Act of 1792 made no provision for the maintenance of a reservoir of trained youth. The nation paid the price in the disasters of the War of 1812. Indeed we might have been spared the second war with Britain if the young men of the day had been trained by a system which according to Steuben "would make us more respectable with the powers of Europe than if we maintain an army of 50,000 men.

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