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Improvement of the Lower Mississippi River.

United States. Congress. House

Improvement of the Lower Mississippi River.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

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  • Mississippi River

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    Other titlesImprovement of Mississippi River
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination2 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16008417M

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OCLC Number: Notes: At head of title: Department of the Army. Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. The work reported here is an extension of D.O. Elliott's The improvement of the lower Mississippi River for flood control and navigation, published by the U.S.

Mississippi River Commission in Get this from a library. History of the improvement of the lower Mississippi river for flood control and navigation, [Harley B Ferguson; United States. Mississippi River Commission.; United States.

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Country: United States. Definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition; the ultimate decline, and much more.

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Beale Street Landing is a six-acre section of the Memphis riverfront area (adjacent to Tom Lee Park) that includes a docking area used by riverboats, a restaurant, a splash park.

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But the natural river was too.