[Washington, D.C.]: 25th Congress, 2d Session [Senate], 1838. Wraps. [MAP] [GOVERNMENTAL REPORT] Blair & Rivers printers.
Fold-out map: Owl’s Head Harbor Maine, Aug. 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I Donaldson. 16 ½” x 13”; one 1 ½” closed tear to left side where map is bound in.
Fold-out map: Chart of Owlshead Harbour and Projections of a Breakwater, Drawn by Y.A. Barton and A.R. Flint,1837. 16 ¼” x 12 ½”; one 1 ½” closed tear to left side where map is bound in; creasing; moderate amount of foxing.
Fold-out map: Cobscook Bay Maine, surveyed 1836, by Lt. Col. S.H. Long, Lieuts. J.F. Cooper, and J.I. Donaldson. 16 7/8” x 13 1.4”; one 1 ½” closed tear to left side where map is bound in.
8vo; 13pp; 3 bound in maps; stiff tan wrapper, title written in ink; three staple binding; ink on front wrapper shows splatter damage, light foxing throughout; very good with 2 near fine maps. OCLC locates this in 5 libraries. Very good. Item #1871
The safety of navigation up and down the east coast of Maine and the U.S. was a constant priority for the War Department and commercial shippers. Surveying by the Topographical Bureau located safe harbors and made recommended improvements on those that could be made safe. Protection during storms was paramount for the Naval fleet and commercial shipping. This survey looks at Owl’s Head Harbor, a small harbor in mid-coast Maine, and Cobscook Bay located far north at the Maine and New Brunswick, Canada border.