Work progressing fast

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 21, 1890, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 21, 1890., Source: The Daily Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. March 21, 1890  Friday  Work Progressing Fast  Pi1e driving the new No. 4 Dock is progressing rapidly.  The contractors, Messers. Henry and Balch, expect to have the dock completed by June 15.  Before that time vessels will begin to load ore from it, however, as the superstructure will keep well up with the pile driving, the only cause of delay will be the possible difficulty in getting lumber.  Agents of the contractors are now traversing the upper peninsula, lower Mi., Wi., and Mn., and are fast purchasing the 6,000,000 feet of dimension timber required for the dock and approach trestle.  Of this great quantity, over 4,000,000 feet must be between 20 and 40 feet in length.  The dock will rest on over 6,500 Norway piles, some of them 50 feet in length.  The improved pile construction, designed by Engineer Payne, whereby dead air spaces and consequent rot are avoided, will be used and all fittings will be of the most
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Mar. 21, 1890, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1890-03-21