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To Utilize Niagrava's Power.

• It is now an assured fact thatthel power of.the Niagara River- is.to bq -utilized /by the'construction ot thegreat tunnel, as designed by the-late Thomas Evershed, The tunnel will extend from the watetlevel below the Falls, about 200. feet through the high bank, through the rock to the upper Niagara River at a point about one mile above the Falls, where a head of 120 feet is obtained. Thence it will run parallel with the shore of the river one and a half miles at an average depth of 100 feet below the surface of the earth, and at a distance of about 400 feet from the navigable waters of the river, with which it will be connected by conduits or lateral tunnels. The main tunnel from its mouth, which will be at a point immediately north of the State xieservation, to a point one mile distant, just above Port Day, .where the first mills will be erected, will be constructed with an area equivalent to that of a smooth tunnel twenty-four feet in diameter. It will have, a descent from a point half a mile above Port Day to its mouth of 1 in 100, or 52*8 feet per mile. Above Port Day the tunnel will gradually diminish in size, in-accordance* with the number of mills which will empty their tail water into it at that point.

" The tunnel is to be built by the Cataract Construction Company, which is organised under the laws of the State of New Jersey, but the members of which are New Yorkers.l Contracts between this company and the Niagara Falls' Tunnel Company Jiftye :• been; signed] by which the latter transferred to the former all its rights in the matter.— "New York Tribune."

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To Utilize Niagrava's Power., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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To Utilize Niagrava's Power. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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