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 deep and 500 feet wide, easing the curve where the entrance channel joins the inner harbor; deepening the harbor basin to 35 feet, for a general width of 1,520 feet; dredging to 35 feet along the reserved channel, a channel 900 feet wide and 1000 feet long, and thence a channel along the northerly side of the reserve channel 400 feet wide and about 3,000 feet long connecting Honolulu Harbor and Kapalama Basin.” The estimated cost of the work was $ 3,959,600 for new work and $15,000 for annual maintenance. In October 1935, about $784,000 were allotted under the National Industrial Recovery Act.
War Department, Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, 1935, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936, pp. 8 and 1584-1585.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 22, 2017.
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