Washington, D.C. House of Representatives, 1899. Map. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #26507
7 pages + a large folding map of the project, noting the channel path in Patchogue from the Great South Bay. The project "...consisted in dredging to make a channel 60 feet wide and 6 feet deep at mean low water from Great South Bay to the head of navigation, a distance of about a mile, and protecting it at the mouth from westerly storms by a jetty 1,700 feet long...completed in 1897...improvement now desired is the enlargement of the dredged channel to 10 feet depth at mean low water and 100 feet wide from Great South Bay to the head of navigation. It is stated by those interested in the improvement that many of the vessels bound for Patchogue have to lighter off part of their cargo in the deep water of the bay about 10 miles from Patchogue..." With details of projected costs, information chart on "List and draft of vessels using Patchogue River, New York" & numbers and tonnages of arriving vessels & types of cargoes. Map approx. 20" x 40" with some holing & closed tears along the old fold lines in one section portrayed, of an area of the Bay. Pamphlet approx. 6" x 9" size; disbound from a volume of Senate Library documents with stamp on back of map dated Jan 7 1902. It was then re-sewn as a separate item, with no additional covers. Light wear; little creasing at bottom of pamphlet pages. In very good condition, interesting Patchogue Long Island maritime trade, public infrastructure development & historical material from the late 19th century.