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340 barrels sulphate of alumina for stock.

Beachy, November 14. from Tacoma, with 409 pieces
piling for Atlantic Division; 81,626 feet Douglas fir
lumber for Central Division; 1,543,138 feet Douglas fir
lumber, 4,871 sawn pine switch ties, 33,484 sawn pine
cross-ties, 13 cases blasting caps for stock.

In tow of the tug Luckcnbach. November 15, from
Newport News, 2 steel barges for Atlantic Division.

Advance, November 17, from New York, with 63
crates fire brick. 9 pieces shafting, 27 pieces castings
for Atlantic Division; 40 pieces castings for Central
Division; 400 bundles brake shoes, 268 pieces rounds.
380 pieces castings for Mechanical Division; 1 ambu-
lance for Sanitary Department; 228 bags smelting coal.
500 garbage cans. 300 barrels white lead, 34 barrels
rosin, 200 bags plugs, 10 cases printing paper, 88 cases
caustic soda. 35 barrels wpol waste, 50 packages iron
valves and fittings. 334 bars iron for stock; and a mis-





Station.


Day and Date


Vigia.


J3

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=i
'm
si

<


o

s

O


6

'£.
o

CO


a .
<2 re


Sun. Nov. 13...
Mon. Nov. 14. .
Tues. Nov. 15..
Wed. Nov. 16. .
Thurs. Nov. 17.
Friday, Nov. 18
Sat. Nov. 19 . . .


130.2
128.9
128.6
128.5
130.4
129.6
129.4


95.8
95.4
94.5
94.8
95.6
95.2
95.2


49.2
49.4
47.7
48.6
49.1
49.1
48.7


21.2
20.3
19.4
18.9
18.7
18.3
17.9


20.4
19.8
19.1
18.5
18.2
17.8
17.4


Height of low


125.0


92.0


46.0







Rainfall from November 1 to 19, Inclusive.

MIDNIGHT to midnight.



Stations.



c








E b




p"S




■gS


0)




s






Pacific Section —

Ancon

Balboa

Miraflores

Pedro Miguel

Rio Grande

Central Section —

Culebra

Camacho

Empire

Gamboa

Alhajuela

El Vigia

Gorgona

San Pablo

Tabernilla

Bohio

Monte Lirio

Atlantic Section —

Gatun

Brazos Brook

Cristobal

Porto Bello

Nombre de Dios.



Ins.




.67


4


.54


4


1.07


13


1.94


11


3.25


11


1.62


11


1.96


12


1.44


11


3.02


11


1.48


16


1.27


16


1.48


6


2.98


11


2.79


11


3.13


11


2.50


4


3.69


7


4.02


1


2.85


11


3.89
4.58


4

4



Ins.
2.17
1.89
5.14

S.O.i
5.99

4.97
6.49
3.92
7.97
7.37
7.78
5.90
6.98
7.40
12.93
15.99

15.22

15.17

15.01

*13.71

8.84



*To 5 p. m., November 18.



Reservations on the Ancon.

All accommodations on the steamship A neon.
scheduled to sail from Cristobal on November 28, having
been reserved for the members of the Congressional
Committee on Appropriations, no further requests for
this sailing will be issued to employes or their families.
' Any reservations that may have been made for this
sailing on requests issued prior to this date are hereby
cancelled, and in such cases arrangement sho uld be made
for passage on another steamer.

By direction of the Chairman. .

C. A. McIlvaine, Chief Clerk.

Culebra, C. Z., November 16, 1910.



MOVEMENT OF OCEAN VESSELS.



Allianca
Colon. .



Nov. 22
Nov. 28



The following is a list of the sailings of the Panama
Railroad Steamship Company; of the Royal Mail Steam
Packet Company; of the Hamburg-American Line, and
of the United Fruit Company's Line, the Panama Rail-
road Company's dates being subject to change:

NEW YORK TO CRISTOBAL.

P. R. R. . Tuesday

P. R. R . . . Monday

CRISTOBAL TO NEW YORK.

Panama P. R. R. . .Monday. .. .Nov. 28

Ancon P. R. R. . .Monday Nov. 28

Allianca P- R- R... Sunday Dec. 4

Colon P. R. R . . . Saturday . . . Dec. 10

Advance P. R. R. . Friday Dec. 16

Panama P. R. R. . .Thursday . ..Dec. 22

Allianca P. R. R. . .Wednesday . Dec. 28

Colon P. R. R. . .Tuesday Jan. 3

Advance P. R. R. . .Tuesday Jan. 10

Panama P. R. R . . . Monday Jan. 1 6

A fortnightly service of the Cristobal and A neon will
be maintained as nearly as possible, leaving Ciistobal
on or about the 4th and 25th of each month. Due
notice of the sailings of these ships from the Isthmus
will be given. On the outward voyage thses ships sail
from the pier at the foot of 12th street, Hoboken, N. J.

NEW YORK TO COLON.

Almirante U. F. C . . .Thursday. . .Nov. 17

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm...H.-A Saturday ... Nov. 19

Santa Marta U. F. C . . . Thursday ... Nov. 24

Clyde R.-M Saturday . . . Nov. 26

Sarnia H.-A Saturday. . .Nov. 26

Metapan U. F. C. . .Thursday. ..Dec. 1

Prinz Joachim H.-A Saturday. . .Dec. 3

Zacapa U. F. C . . . Thursday. .. Dec. 8

Thames R.-M Saturday . . . Dec. 10

Sibiria H.-A Saturday. . .Dec. 10

Almirante U. F. C . . .Thursday.. .Dec. 15

Santa Marta U. F. C . . .Thursday. . .Dec. 22

Tagus R.-M Saturday. . .Dec. 24

Metapan U. F. C . . .Thursday .. .Dec. 29

COLON TO NEW YORK.

Zacapa U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Nov. 24

Thames R.-M Monday .... Nov. 28

Sibiria H.-A Tuesday Nov. 29

Almirante U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Dec.

Prinz Aug. Wilhelm. ..H.-A Tuesday Dec.

Santa Marta U. F. C. . .Thursday.. .Dec.

Tagus R.-M Monday. . . .Dec.

Sarnia H.A Tuesday Dec.

Metapan U. F. C . . Thursday. . . Dec.

Prinz Joachim H.-A Tuesday Dec.

Zacapa U. F. C. . Thursday.. .Dec.

Oruba R.-M ..... Monday .... Dec.

Almirante U. F. C ... Saturday . . . Dec.

NEW ORLEANS TO COLON.

Abangarez U. F. C . . . Saturday

Atenas U. F C



Proposals for Excavation in Canal Prism.

Office of Chief Quartermaster,
Culebra, C. Z.. November 2. 1910.
Sealed proposals for excavation of about 112,450 cu-
bic yards of earth located at point 4-B, mile 29, on
the Chagres River, will be received here until Decem-
ber 1, 1910, and then opened. Full information will
be furnished by the division engineer. Empire, Canal
Zone. Envelopes containing proposals must be en-
dorsed "Proposals for excavation in Canal prism", and
addressed C. A. Devol,

Chief Quartermaster



Turrialba. .
Abangarez .
Atenas ....
Turrialba.



.U. F. C.
.U. F. C.
.U. F. C.
.U. F. C.



. Saturday .
. Saturday .
. Saturday.
.Saturday .
.Saturday.



Nov. 19
.Nov. 26
.Dec. 3
.Dec. 10
:Dec. 17

Dec. 24



COLON TO NEW ORLEANS.



Turrialba. .
Abangarez .
Atenas ....
Turrialba. .
Abangarez .
Atenas



.Thursday.
.Thursday.
.Thursday..
.Thursday..
.Thursday.
.Thursday.



.Nov. 24
. Dec. 1
. Dec. 8
Dec. 15
.Dec. 2
.Dec. 29



6

20

3



U. F. C. .

U. F. C.

U. F. C. ,

U. F. C.

U. F. C.

U. F. C. .

COLON TO BARBADOS. CALLING AT TRINIDAD.

Clyde R.-M Tuesday Dec.

Thames R.-M Tuesday Dec.

Tagus R.-M Tuesday Jan.

The next sailing of the Leyland Line will be as fol-
lows: William Cliff, on or about November 26. for New
Orleans, via Kingston, Ja.

Hamburg-American steamers leave for New York
every Tuesday at 10 a. m., arriving there the following
Tuesday, and for Port Limon every Tuesday or Wednes-
day via Bocas del Toro or Puerto Colombia.

Royal Mail steamers leave for New York on alternate
Mondays at 5 p. m.; for Southampton on alternate
Tuesdays at 10 a. m.

United Fruit Company's ships for New Orleans leave
on Thursday at 3 p. m., and for New York on Thursday
at 11 a. m.

Sailings of the French line (Cie Generale Transatlan-
tique) for Venezuelan ports, Martinique and Guad-
eloupe on the 3rd and 20th of each month.



Proposals for Excavation, Obispo Diversion.

Sealed proposals for excavation of about 21,942 i ubi,
yards of earth, located between stations 1602 and 1612
on the east bank of the Canal, will be received until
2 p. m.. December 15, 1910, and then opened. Full
information will be furnished by the division engineer.
Empire. Envelopes containing proposals must be
endorsed "Proposals for Excavation, Obispo Diver-
sion " and addressed C. A. Devol. Chief Quartermaster.



LOST — At Bas Obispo, on Sunday morning, November
13, a pocket book containing a pair of prayer beads and
some silver money. Finder please return the beads
to Mrs. Wm. E. Wade, Pedro Miguel, C. Z.



LOST — A raincoat with two buttons missing, on
Panama railroad special from Paraiso to Colon, on
November 15, in second car from front. Suitable
reward to finder. A. D. Webb, Gatun, C. Z.



CANAL




RECORD



Volume IV.



ANCON, CANAL ZONE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1910.



No. 14.



The Canal Record

Published weekly under the authority and supervision of
the Isthmian Canal Commission.



The Canal Record is issued free of charge, one copy
each, to all employes of the Commission and Panama
Railroad Company whose names are on the gold roll.
Extra copies and back numbers can be obtained from the
news stands of the Panama Railroad Company for five
cents each.

Address all Communications

THE CANAL RECORD

Ancon, Canal Zone,
Isthmus of Panama.

No communication, either for publication or requesting
information, will receive attention unless signed with the
full name and address of the writer.

NOTES OF PROGRESS.



Addition to Corozal Recreation Hall.

Bids were opened in the office of the Con-
structing Quartermaster on November 12 for
the erection of an addition 35 by 60 feet to
the north side of the recreation hall at Corozal,
which has recently been placed under the
supervision of the Canal Zone Y. M. C. A.
Four proposals for doing the work were re-
ceived, as follows: James Preston Moore,
S850; James A. Wilson, S690; E. R. Martin
and R. Wilkinson, $600; A. Hinselmann, $499.
Mr. Hinselmann, the low bidder, was awarded
the contract, and is to furnish the labor only,
the Commission supplying all materials.



The Boilermakers.

Of the 122 first-class boilermakers in the
normal force at Gorgona shops, 11 were at
work on Tuesday. Over half of the men who
quit work on November 22 have returned to
the States. Eight sailed on the Advance for
New York on the 22d; 22 on the Tttrrialba,
and one on the Cartago for New Orleans, and
one on the Zacapa for New York, on the 24th ;
10 on the William Cliff for New Orleans on the
26th; 42 on the Panama for New York on
the 28th; and nine on the City of Para for
San Francisco on the 29th. Thirty authoriza-
tions for reduced rates on various steamships
sailing between this date and December 1 1
have been issued. The recruiting of men to
take the place of those who have resigned
continues.

On November 26, the following cable mes-
sage was received from the Washington office
of the Commission:

Goethals, Culebra: The following telegram from
Hinsman. National Headquarters, Boilermakers' Union.
Kansas City, Kan.:

"Upon advice from President Franklin I have in-
structed boilermakers in Canal Zone remain at work
and await President Taft's reply for reasonable length
of time." Boggs.



Increase in Leave of Hourly Employes.

Heads of Departments and Divisions:

Cable advice has been received that the
President has mailed his decision on the re-
quest of the hourly men for longer leave with



pay. The following extract from cablegram
is quoted for your information:

"Beginning January 1. 1911, hourly men will be
granted four weeks' leave yearly with pay. Also may
postpone two weeks to following year, permitting six
weeks' leave with pay in second year. Accumulative
leave recently granted monthly men on account dis-
charge reduction of force should apply also to hourly
men."

This letter is not to be taken as the official
promulgation of the above order, as the Presi-
dent's letter has not been received, but is given
you simply for your advance information, and
the Chairman states that the information may
be made public.

C. A. McIlvaine, Chief Clerk.

Culebra, C. Z., November 25, 1910.



Improved School Facilities at Cruces.

A schoolbuilding of the Commission type
will be provided for the 51 children enrolled
at Cruces, a native town in the Canal Zone,
situated on the Chagres River about four miles
above the railroad bridge at Gamboa. The
efforts made in the past toward maintaining
a school at this point have not met with much
success, due largely to the lack of suitable
accommodations, and to the fact that an
English teacher was employed, whereas all
the children speak Spanish. This year a
Spanish male teacher from Peru, Sefior Ricar-
do Arteaga, was engaged to conduct the school,
and as the result, there has been a marked
increase in attendance, as well as a greater
show-ing of interest on the part of the villagers.
During the month of June, the last month of
the 1909-10 school year, the attendance at the
Cruces school was seven. The attendance
for October, the first month of the present
term, was 40; average attendance, 30; per
cent of attendance, 90; neither absent nor
tardy, 20. The school opened on October 10.
Heretofore, the school has been conducted in
the old church, which has recently shown signs
of falling in. The plans for the new school-
house provide for a one story frame building,
with a corrugated iron roof, 36 feet long bv 24
feet wide, divided into a classroom, 24 by 28
feet, and a combination living room and bed-
room for the teacher, 8 by 24 feet.

Panama-David Railroad Survey Completed.

The survey for the proposed Panama- David
railroad, and its branch lines, has been com-
pleted, and the data thus procured, together
with the necessary maps, is being incorporated
into a report which will be ready early in
December. The total length of the line and
its branches, as covered by the survey, is
approximately 350 miles. This includes the
main line extending from Empire, C. Z., to
David, in the province of Chiriqui, 280 miles
long; a branch line about 65 miles long, from
a point near the Santa Maria River, which
forms the boundary between Code and Los
Santos provinces, to Pedasi, in the province
of Los Santos; and a branch line, about four
miles in length, from Penonometo Anton, in
the province of Veraguas. The survey was



conducted by field parties from the engineer-
ing department of the Panama railroad; was
begun on April 1, 1910, and completed on
November 15, 1910. Each field party was
assigned to about 70 miles of territory.



Manufacture of Lock Gates Begun.

The manufacture of the 46 mitering gates
required for the Canal locks, together with
certain fixed and spare parts therefor, the
whole involving the use of about 58,000 tons
of steel, was begun by the contractors, the
McClintic-Marshall Construction Company
of Pittsburg, in the last week in October. As
a large part of the material called for by the
specifications was of special design, about
$100,000 worth of additional machinery for
its fabrication had to be installed. One-half
of the company's shops at Rankin, Pa., is
engaged in the execution of the contract, and
the first shipment of material is expected to
leave Baltimore the latter part of this month,
or early in December. The heaviest single
pieces of steel will weigh about 18 tons. These
will be the lowest girders, seven feet deep.
The series of girders above them will range
from 3.8 feet apart near the bottom to five
feet apart at the top, and over the skeleton
structure thus formed, a sheathing of water-
tight plate will be riveted like the sheathing
of a vessel. The thickness of the plates will
range from an inch at the bottom to 7-16 of
an inch at the top. Each gate consists of two
leaves. The weight of the largest leaf will be
about 600 tons, and the leaves will be 47^
to 82 feet high, 65 feet long, and seven feet
deep. The thousands of individual pieces
will be numbered and fitted prior to shipment,
so that they will go together as easily as
children's blocks. It is purposed to begin the
erection of the gates at Gatun Locks in Jan-
uary, and those at Pedro Miguel in March.
The contractors will bring about 400 of their
own men to the Isthmus for this work.



Ditching Machine For P. R. R. Relocation.

A railroad ditching machine, manufactured
by the American Hoist and Derrick Company
of St. Paul, Minn., for use on the relocated
line of the Panama railroad was placed in
service last week. It is the only machine of
its kind on the Isthmus, is designed to operate
over the tops of the flat cars of a work train,
and is self-propelling, traveling on two port-
able track sections, which it transfers from one
car to another, as it proceeds with its work.
These track sections are telescopic, and as the
wheels on the machine are of double tread,
with center flange, they are able to travel on
either section. The ditcher moves in either
direction along the tops of the cars from one
end of the train to the other, loads a car, then
picks up one section of track, which it swings
to position on the car immediately in the rear
of the one on which it is standing. It then
propels itself to the transferred section and
loads the car at the point from which the



106



THE CANAL RECORD



Vol. IV., No. 14.



NOTES OF PROGRESS.



(Continued.*)



transferred section has been removed, con-
tinuing the process until the train is loaded.
The machine is equipped for using either a
9-16-yard dipper, or a clamshell bucket of the
Haywood patent, having f-yard capacity.
Ditches as narrow as the width of the shovel,
beginning at the end of the ties, or as wide as
31 feet 6 inches from the center of the track
can be dug to a depth of five feet below the
top of the rail, or as shallow as desired, with
any width of shoulder. The machine can
also be used as a steam shovel, handling ma-
terial at a maximum rate of 90 cubic yards an
hour, can load coal, ties, or rail, and with
certain changes, can be converted into a loco-
motive crane or piledriver. It is provided
with a set of auxiliary wheels of 5-foot gage,
in order that it can be used on a surface track
when desired. It will be employed on ditch-
ing work along the relocation on flat cars
fitted with low sideboards, which will be
unloaded by No. 3 Lidgerwood unloaders
operating center plows. The machine does
the work of a large gang of laborers and its
operation requires the services of only two
men, an engineer and his fireman.



Instruction of Engineer Lieutenants.

Eleven graduates of the class of 1910 at
West Point, who have been assigned to the
Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., have arrived on
the Isthmus and reported to the Chief Engi-
neer for professional instruction covering a
period of about seven months. They are
Second Lieutenants Frederick S. Strong, Jr.,
Creswell Garlington, William C. Sherman,
Daniel D. Pullen, Carey H. Brown, Oscar N.
Sohlberg, Beverly C. Dunn, Donald H. Con-
nolly, Raymond F. Fowler, James G. B.
Lampert, and David McCoach, Jr.



Lidgerwood Unloaders in October.



Location.


No. of
unloaders.


No. of
trains.


No. of
cars.




3
3
2
2


885
656
618
485


17,700
13,120
12,264


Miraflores






Total


10


2.644









Ancon Crusher.

A statement of the rock crushed at Ancon
quarry during the week ending November 26,
follows:



Date.


Hours
worked.


Cubic
Yards.




7:20
7:05
6:35

8:00
7:10


2,478
2,342
1,785

2,710
2.502






November 24 — Holiday






Total


36:10


11.817





Passports for Deck Passengers.

Circular No. 55, issued from the office of
Senor Federico Boyd, the Panamanian Sec-
retary of Foreign Affairs, under date of Octo-
ber 26, 1910, states that the business of re-
cruiting men who are employed in the service
of the Isthmian Canal Commission continues,
notwithstanding the measures adopted by the
Panamanian Government to stop it, and in



order still further to limit the practice, sug-
gests that the agents of steamship companies
in Panama and Colon refuse to furnish passage
to any person who cannot exhibit a passport
issued in his favor by the Consul of the coun-
try to which he belongs, and in case there is
no such Consul resident, then by the Consul
of some friendly nation. Attention is further



called to the fact that such passports to be
valid should be issued by consular officials
recognized as such by the Panama Govern-
ment. The above refers only to persons
living on the Isthmus soliciting deck passage
on steamships bound for foreign ports, and
has no application to people purchasing cabin
passage.



CONCRETE WORK IN THE LOCKS.



GATUN LOCKS.

Concrete work in Gatun Locks is about 44 per cent completed, 912,890 cubic yards out of
a total of 2,085,000 having been placed at the close of work on November 26. The output for
the auxiliary plant which had been reduced for several days on account of the necessity of
using the narrow gage equipment in taking out the slide, which occurred at the south end of
the locks on November 9, was restored to normal during the week.

A statement of the amount of concrete placed in the locks each day for the week ending
November 26, and of the total, follows; and a similar statement for the work in the Spillway
of Gatun Dam is published elsewhere in this issue:



Date.


Construction Plant.
2-Cubic yard mixers.


Auxiliary Plant.
2-Cubic yard mixers.


Large
stone.


Total.




Concrete
placed.


Hours ,No. of
worked, mixers


Concrete
placed.


Hours No. of
worked, mixers






Cu. Yds.
2,036
1,618
1,648

2,168
1,974


34:18
27:47
26:35

34:50
32:37


6
6
6

6
6


Cu. Yds.
596
694
690

928
856
108


9:40
11:40
11:40

12:40
12:40


2
2
2

2

2


Cu. Yds.
200}
257J
199

349 i

372J


Cu. Yds.
2.846}
2,591}
2,569

3,458}
3,229}






November 24 — Holiday






















Total


9,444






3.872






1,378}




































912,890}



















*The 108 yards shown for the portable 5-yard mixer were placed on the following days, and are included in the
total shown for each day: November 21st, 14 yards; November 22d, 22 yards; November 23d, 32 yards; Novem-
ber 25th, 13 yards; November 26th, 27 yards.

PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS.

One-half of the concrete necessary for the construction of the locks at Pedro Miguel had
been placed at the close of work on Monday, November 21, and on Saturday, November 26,
concrete laying was over 51 per cent completed, 429,855 having been placed out of a total of
837,400 cubic yards. The record for the five 8-hour working days of last week, follows:



Date.


Construction Plant.
2-Cubic yard mixers.




Auxiliary Plant.
Cubic yard mixers.


Total.




Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Large
stone.






Cu. Yds.
3.048
1.986
1.854

2,326
2,098


37:00
26:00
29:67

30:00
27:00


4
4
4

4
4


Cu. Yds.
796
572
496

512
424


17:00
13:50
11:00

12:50
10:00


2
2
2

2
2


Cu. Yds.

12

2

18


Cu. Yds.
3,844
2.558
2,362






November 24 — Holiday




2.540




Total


11,312


149:67


4


2,800


64:00


2


32

3,737


14,144
415,711




















3.769


429,855















MIRAFLORES LOCKS.

The record of concrete placed in the upper lock at Miraflores during the five 8-hour working
days of the week ending November 26, and of the total to that date, follows:





Auxiliary Plant.




Date.


2-Cubic yard mixers.


}-Cubic yard mixers.


{-Cubic yard mixer.


Total.




Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete
placed.


Hours
worked.


No. of
mixers


Concrete

plrued.


Hours
worked.


No. of

mixers


Large
stone.




Nov. 21...
Nov. 22...
Nov. 23...
Nov. 24. ..
Nov. 25. ..
Nov. 26...


Cu. Yds.
820
448
560

Holiday
504
464


15:00
8:00
9:67

8:83
7:00


2
2
2

2
2


Cu. Yds.
653
372
420

395
467


31:50
24:00
21:00

20:75
27:50


4
4
3

4
4


Cu. Yds.
129
67
61

38
98


9:50

7:00
8:00

6:50
8:00


1

1
1

1
1


Cu. Yds.
118
55
20

15

27


Cu. Yds.

1.720

942

1,061

952

*1,061


Total
Previously


2.796


4X:50


2


2.307


124:75


3.75


393


39:00


1


235
1.622


5.736
66,763}






















Grand
total .


1,857


72.499J























"Includes 5 cubic yards laid by hand.



November 30, 1910.



THE CANAL RECORD



107



STEAM SHOVEL RECORDS.



Work of Central Division Shovels in October.

During the month of October the total
amount of material excavated in the Central
Division was 1,602,255 cubic yards, of which
525,577 cubic yards were classified as earth,
and 1,076,678 cubic yards as rock. Of this
quantity, 1,598,335 cubic yards were re-
moved by steam shovels, and 3,920 cubic
yards by sluicing under contract.

The high record for the month was made by
shovel No. 212, working 26 days in the Cule-
bra district, which excavated 50,825 cubic
yards of rock and earth. The second best
record of the month was made by shovel No.
228, working 26 days in the Empire district,
which excavated 46,624 cubic yards of rock