Excerpt from Description of the Croton Aqueduct The Croton Aqueduct was designed to supply the city of new-york with an abundance of pure and wholesome water. It commences about six miles above the mouth of the Croton river, where a dam has been constructed to elevate the water of the river 40 feet, to the level of the head of the aqueduct, or 166 feet above mean tide. The course of the aqueduct passes along the valley of the Croton to near its mouth, and thence passes into the valley of the Hudson. At 8 miles from the Croton dam it reaches the village of Sing Sing, and continues south through the villages of Tarrytown, Dobbs' Ferry, Has tings, and Yonkers. At the latter place it leaves the bank of the Hudson, crosses the valleys of Saw-mill river and Tibbits' brook, thence along the side of the ridge that bounds the southerly side of Tibbits' brook valley, to within 3& miles of the Harlem river, where the high grounds of the Hudson fall away so much as to require the aqueduct to occupy the summit of the country lying between the Hudson and East rivers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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