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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

End to be Raised

End to be Raised.

Your Engineer suggests that, at the end, the stonework be raised up so as to form a mound 8 feet or so above h.w. This would effectually protect the piles, while it would close very little of the waterway in. tended to flow over the low level of the breakwater, and I would recommend this elevated end to be carried out with heavy rock. At a distance of two or three chains from the end the waves do not strike the work with much violence, and your Engineer intends to cover this distance with heavy rock, which, with a strong end, will make the whole work safe.

The West breakwater to this date contains 645,000 tons of stone, and the East 232,000 tons.