Bygones of Monroe:
HARBOR IMPROVEMENTS 2
The repairs upon the piers of our harbor will probably be completed in a couple weeks. Mr. Barrett, the government superintendent of the work, ways the job is being done in a most thorough and substantial matter, and that the materials used are the very best. We are glad to learn that an order has been received from Major. F. Harwood, in charge of harbor improvements on Lake Erie , to commence repairs upon the canal revetments as soon as the repairs to the piers are completed and to expend the balance of appropriations upon the revetments. This is exactly what is needed, and the unexpended balance will go in a good way in repairing the dilapidated revetments. The plan forwarded for the revetment repairs is of such a character that when completed the revetments will be exceedingly substantial and permanent, much more so than when first built.
(Monroe Commercial, September 4, 1873, p.3, c.3)