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Image from page 518 of "Inglenook, The (1907)" (1907)

Identifier: inglenook19079126bret

Title: Inglenook, The (1907)

Year: 1907 (1900s)

Authors: Brethren Publishing House

Subjects: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals

Publisher: Elgin, Ill. : Brethren Publishing House

Contributing Library: Bridgewater College, Alexander Mack Memorial Library

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e method of raising thegrade of the city is quite interesting and novel. In order to accomplish this, a grade raising canalover two miles in length has been constructed insidethe city and near the sea wall. Dredge boats go out heaped ruins and the loss of millions,,would seem al-most too much for any people to undertake. But ithas been successfully financed and worked out withsuch a degree of amenity that the people of the citywill hardly feel the increase in taxation that it wasfound necessary to levy from year to year to constructthe wall and carry out the grade-raising enterprise?.In thinking of our cities which are now great, weare apt to overlook such new places as Galveston, butwe should not, for really it is a wonderful little city.Its steamship channel is protected by a system ofjetties which run for some seven miles out into thegulf. Through this channel the twenty-nine foreignand two domestic steamship lines carry on a com-merce which is excelled in the United States by only

 

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One of the Residence Streets of Galveston. Texas. into the channel and pump up sand and water, thencethey enter the canal to a place where they wish to dis-charge their load of sand and water and then pump itthrough three or four-foot pipes onto the island, wherethe sand settles and the water flows into the drainagecanal and back into the sea. One of the boats usedfor this purpose is five hundred feet long and it car-ries sixteen hundred cubic yards of sand. It requiresone hour for it to load and unload, including its tripsinto the harbor and back to the discharging site. Thesand is taken from the bottom of the harbor, and mthis way the city is not only raising its grade, but isdeepening the harbor and dredging the channel. The undertaking of so great an enterprise as hasbeen undertaken and almost completed is unheraldedby American cities. Many of our cities have had dis-astrous fires and calamities, but none have been socompletely demoralized as was Galveston. The enor-mous cost of s

  

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