Beach Street Improvements – Manchester MA

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers conducted erosion control and other improvement work along Beach Street in Manchester, Mass. WPA Bulletin: Protection from damaging tides is given by this Manchester WPA riprap wall constructed along Beach Street where commercial fishermen and… read more

Fish Wharf and House Repairs – Cuttyhunk MA

WPA project description: “Badly handicapped by the ravages of last September’s hurricane and gigantic tide,” fishing, “Cuttyhunk’s only industry, is being aided by WPA which is repairing the Fish Wharf and fish houses. Without houses to receive the day’s catch… read more

Fort Hancock (former) Development – Highlands NJ

The federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) conducted substantial development work at the former Fort Hancock. Numerous projects undertaken by the New Deal agency, totaling more than two million dollars [not adjusted for inflation], included utility and infrastructure overhauls, building new military facilities, reconstructing docks, erecting… read more

Honolulu Harbor Improvements – Honolulu HI

The Army Corps of Engineers, the Public Works Administration, and the National Industrial Recovery Administration funded and conducted improvement operations in the Honolulu Harbor between 1934 and 1935. The work consisted of the enlargement of the “entrance channel to 40 feet… read more

Kaunakakai Harbor – Molokai HI

The Army Corps of Engineers, the Public Works Administration, and the National Industrial Recovery Administration funded and conducted improvement operations in the Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai, between 1933 and 1934. The work consisted of the “dredging of a harbor basin about 1,500… read more

Marblehead Light Repairs – Marblehead MA

The W.P.A. conducted improvement work at Marblehead Light. Project details: “Make repairs at lighthouse” Official Project Number: 165‐15‐2008 Total project cost: $4,345.00 Sponsor: Commanding Officer, Harbor Defense (1st Corps Area USA) “Replace fence” Official Project Number: 365‐14‐8001 Total project cost: $845.00… read more

Municipal Yacht Basin – Charleston SC

What was then known as the Municipal Yacht Basin was constructed as a New Deal project, undertaken by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). As part of the broader development: “The City of Charleston continued to… read more

Petersburg Harbor Improvements – Petersburg AK

“Location.— Petersburg Harbor is situated inside the northern entrance to Wrangell Narrows, on the northwesterly end of Mitkof Island, 779 miles northwesterly from Seattle, and 107 miles south westerly from Juneau. (SeeU.S.CoastandGeodeticSurvevChart No. 8170.) Existing project.— This provides for dredging… read more