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The Davis Survey Use Three Scows

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Parent Issue
Day
11
Month
August
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Prof. J. B. Davis, who has charge of the survey of the St. Olair Flats will go to Detroit tbis eveniug to lay bis plans before State Land Commissioner Fretich. He hopea to be able in about fonr week to begin active operations. Prof. Davis has been on the ground and bas plans well in mind. He says he finds tbose who have actual holdings at the Flats and who have made improvements therewell disposed toward the snrvey, in fact, anxious to have it made in order that they may niow their exact status. They loot upon the act of the legislature as a fair and honorable measure. The only persons disposed to in any way retard the survey are specalators Prof. Davis has his forcé of men within reach whenever other necessary arrangement are completed. He considers it necessary to have his own snbsistance department as it may not be lossible to secnre needed accommodaions otherwise. His idea is to have several house boats or scows which will keep nght along with the1 survey ing iarty - one for cooking and eating jurposes, one for sleeping accommoda;ions and a third for office purposes. Che professor thinks ïf his plans meet he approval of Commissioner French, ne scows and other necessaries can be potten ready for a stitrt before the undule of next month.