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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Eads, James Buchanan, 1820- (search)
The Mississippi River is, at its mouth, 40 feet deep and 1 3/4 miles wide, and carries every minute 72,000,000 feet of water to the Gulf, which holds in solution nearly 20 per cent. of mud and sand. The river has three channels to the sea—the Southwest Pass, the Passe l'outre, and the South Pass—the first carrying out about 50 per cent. of its water, the second 40 per cent., and the third 10 per cent. There is a bar at the mouth of each pass, and each has a channel through which large vesselsstened together in enormous mattresses were sunk, and these filled in with stones and gravel. This work was done on the South Pass, the narrowest of the three channels of the Mississippi delta. Captain Eads wished to try his experiment on the Southwest Pass, the deepest and widest channel, but Congress would not permit him to do so. The work of making the South Pass jetties was completed July 9, 1879. A channel 30 feet deep, with a minimum width of 45 feet, had been made from the river to de
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apolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Free silver beaten in the House of Representatives by a vote of 182 to 132......Jan. 31, 1898 The letter written by the Spanish minister at Washington (De Lome) reflecting on the President published......Feb. 8, 1898 The battle-ship Maine blown up in the harbor of Havana......Feb. 15, 1898 Joint resolution providing for a survey and report upon the practicability of securing a channel of adequate width and of 35 feet depth at mean low water through the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River approved......Feb. 17, 1898 Joint resolution providing for the recovery of the remains of the officers and men on the United States ship Maine approved......Feb. 23, 1898 A law prohibiting the passage of local or special laws in the Territories, and limiting territorial indebtedness, amended......March 4, 1898 Gen. William S. Rosecrans dies at Rosecrans, Cal.......March 11, 1898 Relief for the sufferers by the destruction of the United States ship