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The American Museum journal (c1900-(1918)) (18163589011)


The American Museum journal (c1900-(1918)) (18163589011)



Title: The American Museum journal
Identifier: americanmuseumjo18amer (find matches)
Year: c1900-(1918) (c190s)
Authors: American Museum of Natural History
Subjects: Natural history
Publisher: New York : American Museum of Natural History
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Looking into Liikc OkcccholM'c I'loiii Wrst I'alm l'>c;icli C-iiial (sec map, page 686), wliicli has been dredged through a heavy sand ridge thrown >ip along this shore by westerly winds. Pond apple trees may be seen at the sides of the canal, and the tops of the cypress trees facing the lake are visible, rising above the pond apples as far as tlie bottom of the canal was concerned. This lock is not a real one, but an improvised and homemade af- fair, and really a wonder! Each gate consisted of a score of separate pieces of planking which had to be handled piece by piece when the gates were opened and closed. But, fortunately, it dammed up enougli water to float a boat of three or four feet draft and thus keep it from striking on the bot- tom of the canal. The lock at the edge of the lake is in the same condition as in 1913—that is, the place where it is to be is marked out on the canal banks. Upon entering the lake we were lost. The water level was from five to seven feet lower than it fnrmcrlv had l^een,





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