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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

Staging Damaged in a Gale

Staging Damaged in a Gale.

The staging had to be placed in the extra deep water mentioned above, consequently it was unusually high and slender, but with the exception of being damaged on one occasion by a heavy gale, the construction has been very successfully carried out, and the breakwater stands now in good condition without damage or deformation by the waves, the average slope of the stonework being about 2 to 1.

The end is now being finished off with heavy stone of exceptionally hard and sound granite, and when finished the breakwater will stand any weather.

Sir John Coode intended that concrete blocks should be placed on the end and for some 350 feet along the sides. Of course there is no necessity for this where stones of from 5 to 25 tons can be had for the same purpose, and your Engineer will see that stones of this size are placed to protect the end and sides.