A report to the District Engineer on the effect of disposal of spoil from the inland waterway, Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in Upper Chesapeake Bay




Gunter, Gordon, John G. Mackin, and Robert M. Ingle

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U.S. Army Engineer District, Philadelphia Corps of Engineers


Initial work on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was started in 1804. In the early days the canal was for shallow draft traffic, much of which was horse drawn. This waterway has grown tremendously in importance. It cuts many hours of sailing time for ocean going vessels between New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore and during both World Wars it was of inestimable value in keeping coastwise traffic moving without exposure to submarine hazards. Increasing traffic and size of vessels using the canal have brought about the need for its enlargement again.


77 pgs.


dredging spoil, environmental aspects, canal, spoil, coastal construction, coastal zone management