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1858 Excerpt: ...and for this object an estimate is submitted.
Blast pipes for smithery.--These are required to convey the blast from the blowers to new fires recently erected.
Repairs of all kinds.--For the necessary repairs of officers' houses, government houses outside the yard, storehouses, timber sheds, workshops, scows, lighters and yard boats, wharves and slips, pavements and yard wall, cisterns, and for grading and filling in yard, the amount estimated will be required.
The climate at this Ktation is such as to promote rapid decay in wood work unless properly protected; and it is therefore necessary that all repairs should be promptly made.
The only work of improvement which has been completed at this yard during the past fiecal year is the block of officers' houses, Nos.
6 and 8; and upon them there has been expended for materials $18,846 75, and for labor $30,212 43; making an aggregate of $49,059 18.
The works which have been in progress, but which are not yet completed, are: 1st.
Joiners' shop.--This building has been so far completed as to admit of occupation.
The upper story is now used as a joiners' shop and the lower floor for the storage of lumber and other materials.
The amount of work remaining to be done is small, and will be completed this season.
Storehouse.--This building has also been nearly completed, and will soon be ready for occupation.
Cellars have been excavated for the storage of provisions, and there remains but an inconsiderable amount of work to be done to finish the building, for which there are ample funds provided.
Officers' houses, 2, 4, 3 and 5.--The walls of these buildings have been raised, the roofs put on, floors laid, and the plastering is in progress.
They will probably be completed during the pre...
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