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Protection y)ork on Wiscomin^

IfBuspN MoNeal. .

Dollars, cei^tik
1643 Cubic yards rojpk fillip^
2664 feet timber,
10538 feet timber,
I1Q5 ties,



^ot^ ampunt^



1590 5f
203 *04
526 90
309 46

2719 88



Zock No. %



1427 1[ Cubic yar^ excavation,
«224 " " embankment^
64a A* •« pudcBing,

^q^5k4 .^l[w ^gt pfee ^»ib«r,
2836 '* *' oak **



^mm ¥o|FWii Contr^qtor.

D9lJarB pej^;
2140 8Q
992 65
276 id '
^691 Oft



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816 62


.616 40


890 12


232 00


86 00


18 00


10 00


40 00


80 00


1449 00


10300 41



tSZZO feet Bd. Meas. pine,

^•7400 " " " 'oak,

S256 lbs wrought iroD,

^900 " cast "

1075 ** spikes and nails,

6 snubbing posts,

Painting lock gates.

Inserting valve gates,

Grubbing and clearing,

0<^er dam, pumping and baifingi

i Total amount,

Section No. 1, Portage thnal^

Thomas Ejbynoij», Contractor.

79*732 Cubic yards excavation,
6160 Cubic feet oak timber,
8813 " " pine **
7040 ft. Bd. Meas. oak,
242720 ft. Bd, Meas. pine,
880 lbs. spikes and nails,
Grubbing and clearing,
Cofier dam, piimpibg and bailiag,

Total amount, 12799 60

Section No. 2 Portage Cwnci^

Thomas Reynolds, Contractor.

Dollars, cents.
Grubbing and clearing 10 00

73508 Cubic yards excavation, 6615 72

13631 ** " embankment, 1499 41

Coffer d-4m, pumping and bailing 50 00

Total amount, 8176 13

DroAD Bridgey No. 1, '

Thomas Betnoldb Contractor.

Dollars, cent9.
860 Cubic yards embanktnent^ 43 20

18 ** " 'atohe filfajr^ iZ n

801 Cubic ft. oak timber, . 'Ifii 01 :

726 " " pine " 169 60



iars, cents.


7873 54


739 20


1057 56


98 56


2912 64


47 50


20 00


40 00



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nU6 ft. Bd. ITeta. pln^
1474 lbs. wroQght iroK^
8200 " cast "

100 *^ spikes and naO^
Painting and sanding



130 U

176 as

820 0»

logs

80 OS



Total amomiK


1845 27




Dnm Bridge m.%




If HLBOK MoNkal Contractor.


18 Cubic yards stone filfin|^


Dollars, cent
4« 00


208 *' " embankment


81 20


eSO Cubic a, oak timber,


210 80


770 " •* pine "


192 60


t(036 Feet Bd. Meas. pin%


96 68


1630 lbs. wrought iron,


211 90


8200 " cast ••


884 00


260 " spikas,


82 60


Painting and sanding^


40 00



Total amount,



1244 48



The following statement ahoirs the amount that has been already
expended at this point :



Lock No. 1 and work abore !1
Lock^o. 2,

Sections Nos. 1 and 2 of canal^
Draw bridges,

Docking on tho' Wisconsin Rirer,

Amount expended during past season ih prokdttHag ffiard lodL
Yalve gates for two locks,
Damages allowed to Thomas Reynold^
" •* " Nelson McNeal^

Total amount



DoUars, oenSk

14039 48

10300 41

20794 It

2489 71

2719 8S

970 OS

909 6S

10080 70

7600 OS



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A contract has also been entered into with Mr. 0. S. Hawley
for the construction of three float bridges across the canaL ihm
cost of which after deducting the amount to be paid by the^^ottt
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The following sums have been expended in the improvement of
the npper Fox, between the Portage canal and Lake Winnebaga

Dollars, cent%

Oiigtaal cost of steam dredge, 12000 00

Expense of numing the same and pay of hands from Oct 8d 1849 to Jan.

15, 1850, 1680 00

Expense^ from Jan. 15, 1850 to Dec. 30, 1850, 4728 9*1

" " Dec. 80, 1850 to Jan. 2, 1852, 4498 58

•* «• Jan. 2, 1862 to Jan. 1, 1858, 4876 16



Total amount, * 27186 10

It is difficult to calculate with any great degree of accuracy the
•mount necessary to complete this part ol the improvement. But
it will be safe to assume, that the services of the di'cdge will
be required for at least two more seasons, the e'xpense of which
wiU not be kss than $10,000.

Tli ' dredge has been of great service during the past season.
It h.ii been found as was expected that the machine can be work-
ed to muc?! greater advantage down stream than against the cur-
rent.

The construction of a lock and dam at the proper point, would
greatly benefit the navigation of the upper part of this stream ; it
may not however prove alisolutcly essential. The cost of this
work should not be estimated at less than $20,000, though of
course it would be materially affected by the location. With re-
gard to the improvement of the outlet of Lake Winnebago, I have
but to repeat the observations made in former reports. Numerouse x-
aminations have been made of each of the two channels, and from
them it is evident that the best location for the improvement is on
the Menasha or Northern channel. The canal at this pdnt has
been partly excavated, and as the lock is now located, a boat
would pass from it., at once into slack water of sufficient depth,
which would not be the case if the Neenah or Southern channel
were adopted. If the present contractor at Menasha does not
pcQ[i]^6te the work, the cost to the improvement of finishing the
9asi»^ enl^gioig it to 100 feet in widths and of building a c(Hnpo^



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fee lock, is estimated at $16734,40. By employittg a stifflcfent
force the whole of this work could be finished before the opening
of navigation in 1854.

The work at the Grand Chute has been catrted on vigorously du-
ring the past season. As will be seen from the annexed state-
ments, the excavation is nearly completed, and • notliing remains
to be done but the construction of the locks and dam ; and as the
materials will all be on the ground by Spring, the whole work oo/n
be completed during the coming year. The heavy crib work
c6iinecting the dam with the first lock is nearly finished, and two
of the lock pits prepared to receive the walls. The contractors
are engaged this winter in delivering the stone for the locks at tlM
proper places.

The cost of this part of the improvement will be ds follows :



44330 Cubic yards excavation, common earth,



1600


(t


tt


" cemented "


243


tt


tt


" rock,


21078


(C


tt


embankment,


950


tt


tt


puddling,


8326


tc


tt


protectioa wall.


7162


fC


tt


dry walls in lodes.


1986


t(


tt


hydraulic masonry,



21070 Cubic ft. oak timber,
92510 " " pine •*
6700 Feet Bd, Meas. oak;
370500 *• " " pine,
43510 pounds wrought iron,
63270 " cast "

12000 " spikes and nails.
Snubbing posts,
Grubbing and clearing.
Goffer dams, pumpmg and baling,
Fainting lock gates,
1300 Lineal feet of dam,

Total amount,



Dollars, cents*


6762 90


675 00


194 40


2318 58


285 00


12i69 00


17880 00


9930 00


6321 00


12951 40


91 20


€188 40


6438 76


6859 70


1440 00


72 00


200 00


1600 00


80 00


8630 00



97407 33



It will be seen tha/t the cost of the work at this place and at fte
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reasons for this discrepancy; the<imonnts of the different kinds
of work and of materials upon which the original calculationg
were base'd, fall far short of the actual quantities. The substitu-
tion of composite locks of the enlarged size in place of timber-
locks with walls filled with clay,' of course makes a great increase
in the cost, but at the same time insures the permanency and du-
rability' of the work. A few years i^ise will doubtless prove that
the present increased expenditures is m fact a saving to the im-
provement fimd.

•The following is a statement of the amount abeady estimated at
the Grand Chute.



37540 Cubic yards cxcavatio,n common earth,

1365 " " " cemented "

243 " " . •* rock,

16974 " *• embankment^

317 " " pudling,

8126 " " protection wall,

18311 Cubic ft. oak timber delivered, and in work,

'70926 " " pine ** " •• *

125000 Feet Bd. Meae, pine •♦ « «

1000 " " " oak m H m

22967 pounds wrought iron « « «

53269 " cast . " •»

3600 " spikes and naib « •• «

Grubbing and clearing,

€offer dam, pumping and bailing,

17290 Lineal feet dam timber delivered.

Total amount for work done^
Deduct 26 per cent,

Total amount of payments mad%



Amount necessary to complete the work, 64937 ()•

The work at the Cedar's Eapids is not yet completed, but as liV
tie remains to be done it can be easily finished during the ensuing
summer. The contractors have suspended operations, as their
work is of such a character that it cannot be performed in tli«
winter. They have labored under considerable disadvantage nl*

T



BoHart, o«nli.


4880 20


614 a&


194 W


1867 14


96 10


12189 00


3386 19


9276 84


• 1549 It


10 It


1319 00


t995 la


336 00


160 00


^00 00


1729 00


43292 80


10823 3t


82469 0|


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most from the commencement of their contract, from the fact rf
their dam having been built before the other parts of the worik
were completed. Those portions that are nowfinishedj'have beoo
carefully and faithfully built and are of the most permanent saA
durable character. Tlie amount of excavation of rock and of esfc-
cavated earth bo much exceeds the original estimates, that Hm
work will prove much more expensive than was at first anticipate^
The following statement diows the cost of the improvement a*
this point.

3920 Cubic yards excavation, common earth,

11634 " '* " cemented "

7944 " " " rock,

14118 ** ** embankment,

890 " ** puddling,

4077 " *' protection wall,

1820 ** *' dry wall in lock,

465 " " hydraulic masovy,

6634 Cubic feet oak timber,

27000 Feet Bd. Meas. pine,

16670 pounds wrought iron,

9012 " cast "

2700 " spikes and nails,

Grubbing and clearing.

Coffer dam, pumping and bailing,

Painting lock gates,

965 Lineal feet spar dam,

Total amount, . 46194 SM^

The following amount of work has been performed at this plam
tost which warrants have been issued.



Dollars, centtk
470 40


'7212 OS


7199 60


1836 44


333 7«


5096 M


2730 00


2325 00


1S20 80


378 00


2050 60


1081 4,4


3^7 60


50 00


50OOO


dO<MI


^237 50



3920 Cubic yards excayation common earth,

11634 ** ' " *• cemented "

7466 " " " rock,

14118 " " embankment,

890 *• " puddling,

4077 " " protection wall,

465 " " hydraulic masonry,

6684 Cubic feet oak timber delivered, imd in woii;

27000 feetBd. Meas. pine, *♦ ** •* «*

16069 Pounds wrought iroa, •• • # #

2700 ** flpikes and nailfl^



470 41
7212 Oft
0719 49

833 n»

6096 H

U2S oi

696 W

19^ 0»

1680 It

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Dollars, centa.


50 00


400 00


723'7 50


34663 22


8665 80


25997 42


40194 26



QrabbiBS "^^ clearing,

Cofier dam, pumping and bailing;

965 Lineal feet of spar dam,

Total amount for work doiie»
Deduct 35 per cent

Total amount of payments,



Amount necessary to complete the work, 14197 84

The work at the Little Chute (embraced under the contract of
Morgan L. Martin) has progressed rapidly during the past season.
The character of the ground on which the lino is located is such
that the amount of excavation and euihankment are necessarily
much greater than at any place ; but from present appearances,
we may confidently expect that the work at this place and at the
Kaukauna, will be entirely finished in a year from this time.

The following statements show the cost of the Little Chute work,
tad the amount already expended :

168060 Cubic yards excavation common earth,

20205 " " " cemented "

10000 " " " rock,

136950 " " embankment,

350 " " Puddling,

1000 " " Protection wall,

8140 " " Dry wall in k)ck,

890 " " Hydraulic masonry,

18400 " Feet oak timber,

9400 " " pine "

6<&00 Feet Bd. Meas. oak,

160000 » " " pine,

38900 Pounds wrought iron,

a6030 " cast "

lOOOO " spikes and nail^

SmtiBfoing posts,

Qnibfoing and clearing,

Painting lock gates,

Ooifer dams, pumping and bailing;

6i60 lineal feet of spar dam,

!rbtal amount



20259 20


12527 10


9000 00


17803 60


143 50


1500 00


12210 00


4450 00


3680 80


1316 00


92 40


2240 00


5835 90


4503 16


1200 00


12 00


600 00


120 00


1400 00


4875 00


101727 45



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8110V Cubic yards excayation, common eartb,
1140ft " " ** oomented *•

13240 '* ** embankmenti

8694 '* feet timber,
Qrubbingand clearing,

Total amount for work done.
Deduct 26 per cent

Total amount of payments,



Amount necessary to complete the work.



DoHs. cts.


9782 24


7071 72


6921 20


696 62


600 00


249*^0 68


6230 17


18690 61


101727 45


88036 94



At the Kaukauna also the work is nearly completed ; tlie exca-
Tation and embankment for the sections of the canal, being almost
entirely finished. The timber for the dam and locks is all on the
ground, the stone for the lock walls nearly all excavated and de-
livered, and the iron for the gates and other portions of the work
prepared and ready to be put into the work. The iron to be used at
the Little Chute has also been prepared at this place, and is inclu-
ded in the estimate given below of the expenditures. The build-
ing of the upper lock was commenced last fall, and will probably
be finished in a few weeks. If the work progrcsties as rapidly du-
ring the coming season as it has during the past, there can be no
doubt, but that it will be possible to pass boats as far as the Little
Ohute before the close of navigation in 1853.

The total cost of this work will be as follows :



111260 Cubic yards excavation common earth,



19160


(t


cemented


14691


«.


rock,


86680


4(


" embankment,


7482





** protection wall,


10860


t.


" dry wallin locks.


1688


tt


" hydraulic masonry,



28736 Cubic feet oak timber,
8600 " " pine "
8480 Feet Bd. Heas. oak,
140000 " " " pine,



18341 20
11879 20
13131 90
11248 90
11223 00

16290 oa

7690 00

4747 00

604 00

119 62

1960 00



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' Dolb. ctB.


IS860 pounds wrought iron.


8084 00


48000 " cast "


5760 00


10000 " spikes and naila,


1250 00


ftrabbiAg poptp,


108 00


Coffer dam, pumping and bailing


2100 00


Grubbing and clearing,


500 00


Painting lock gates,


180 00


^00 lineal feet of spar dam.


4500 -00


Total amount,


114616 72


Estimates to thefollowiAg amount have been audited and allow-


ed:






Dolls, cts.


101262 Cubic yards excavation common earth,


12151 44


18166 ** " " cemented "


11262 92


11791 " " •• rock,


10611 90


76629 " " embankment.


9948 77


7182 " " pro ection waJl,


10778 00


1892 " " dry waU in lock,


2088 00


4^33 " ** hydraulic masonry.


2665 00


16264 Cubic feet oak thnber, delivered and in work,


1573 64


70935 Pounds wrought iron '* " -* **
20000 " epikes and nails "


7882 05


2000 00


Grubbing and clearing,


500 00


Coffer dam, piimping and bailing,


850 00


Total amount for work done,


71796 72


Deduct 25 per cent.


17949 18


Total amount of payments,


58847 54





114616 72


Amount necessary to complete the work,


60769 18 .



At the Kapide Croche the following sum was expended under
the original contract, with Mr. Maynard :

10187 Cubic yards excavation, earth, 1120 67



2724


it


•♦ " rock,


13160


u


" embankment.


600


44


" puddling.


615


(i


" protection wall,


19


il


" hydraulic masonry,



S980 Cubic feet oak timber,
40384 ** " pine **



1702 50

1579 20

150 00

1637 50

90 oa

745 00
6048 00



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Dolls, cti.


12S2 «


420 00


643 «&


290 00


120X)iQ


4 00


M06


1600 00


20:00


40 00


2300 00


18697 8T


426 90


19123 11



Saao f^et Bd. Keas. oak,
80000 *' ." " pine,
SS)60 pounds wrought iron,
»00 " cast "

1000 ** spikes and nails,
fitoiibbtog posts,
(Jrubbihg and clearing,
Coffer dam, pumping and bailing;
Pi^nting lock gates,
Liserting valve. gates,
Briish diim,

Total amount paid to contractor,

dost of valv ' gates and transportation,

Total amount,

After Mr. Maynard's contract had beeoi accepted, a portioii of
the brush dam was carried away, and an unsuccessful attempt
was made to repair it, the expense to the Improvement being
$2732,28. As the bed of the rivei; however was of such a chto-
acter as to prechide the possibility of building a permanent brush
dam, it was decided to replace the original work, with a spar dam
bolted to tlie rock. Tliis has accordingly been done and some
necessary repairs made about the lock. T\e total cost of this ad*
ditional work will be as follows :

Dolls, cts.
^10 Cubic yards excavation of earth, St 20

•782 " ** protection wall, 11*73 00

25*77 Cubic feet pine timber, a86 55

3360 Feet Bd. Meas. pine, 47 04

1376 Pounds wrought iron, 206 26

1^40 lineal feet of spar dam, 40S0 • 00

5900.04

SQtal amount of payments, * 4200 03

Amevnt necessary to complete the work, ,. 1700 01

T?he sum of $48,94: has been expended during the past summer
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boulders from the bed of the river below the lock at the Eapide
.Croche, and for the change made in the lock at Des Peres.

In order to perfect the navigation of the river between ^the
Rapide Croche and Des Peres, the construction of a dam and lock
at or near the Little Kauakauna, appears to be necessai'y. In the
^ low stages of water, which always occui's at the busiest season of
the year on the river, the navigation between the Little Kaukauna
at the Croche is extremely difficult and hazar^ious, and t};iere is
not a sufficient depth of water at the entrance of the lock at the
latter place. The cost of this work at the prices stipulated in Mr.
Martin's contract is estimated at $17922,92.

The sum of $2556,08 has been paid for the right of way and for
damages to property at the Little Chute and Kaukauna.

From the examination made last summer of the Wisconsin,
it would appear that the most practicable way of improving the
navigation of that stream, is to contract the channel, wherever re-
quired, by means of brush dams connecting the numerous islands
with each other and with the main shore. A number of these
•are already in course of construction ; a detailed account of them
will be found in the report of the Commissioner, in charge of this
part of the Improvement.

The foUowiuj^ statement shows the amount for which warranti
end scrip have been issued since the commencement of the work :

Dolls. CtB.
Portage canal, locks, bridges &c.,
Improvement of the Upper Fox,
Locks and canal at Grande Gnute,
" " " " Gedar's Rapidfl,
•♦ " " " Little Chute.
*• " " " Kaukauna,
" •• " ** Rapide Groche,
^ Amount expended at Des Peres, and on the river abof^

Contingent, including salaries, interest on scrip &c.,
^ Damages at Little Chute and Kaukauna,

Total amounti



«9758 ^


27136 16


32469 61


25997 42


18690 61


63847 64


26106 oa


1688 97


40028 Id


2666 08


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The amount necessary for the completion of the Lnprovemeaxl
is as follows :

Dolls, ctow

•Improvement of the upper Fox, 80000 00

" " " Wisconsin, 26000 00

Draw bridge Portage canal, 2000 00

Amount required at Grand Chute, 64987 66

•* " «» Cedar's Rapids, • 14197 84

•• •* " Little Chute, 82036 94

" •* " Kaukauna, 60769 18

•» « " Rapide Croche, 1700 00

" •♦ *• Little Kaukauna, 17922 92

Contingent expenses, 12000 00



Total amount, 810564 56-

The amount that has been already expended on the Wisconsiii
Eiver, will be found detailed in the report of Mr. Eichardson,

Bespectfully submitted,

J. KIP AKDEESON,

Chief Engineer and Sup't

Fox and Wisconsin Eirer Improvement.




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